Welcome to Astronomy at the Equator!
I’ve been in love with space since I was a kid and just last year I got my first ever telescope. Now I can finally deem myself an amateur astronomer! So, I live in a beautiful, tropical country, with lovely beaches and ancient rain-forests, known as Malaysia. Problem was, I discovered that a lot of advice and resources on observational astronomy (available online or through books and magazines) are specific to those viewing from the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. So, how am I to find answers to my doubts – like do we need an equatorial mount for telescopes when we live on the equator? (which we do).Then it struck me, why not create a blog for those viewing from the equator! A place where we can ask questions and share answers, a place to learn about astronomy from the equator! But of course, I hope anyone from an hemisphere might find something interesting here as well.
A little about me,
I’m a 19 year old student from KL, Malaysia. I love planet Earth and have been always intrigued by our mysterious universe, a place where there is so much to discover! I’m just an amateur in astronomy and I’ve got a lot to learn about our universe. But I’m eager to share it all with you – through this blog! So, do drop comments – anything at all, whether you like a certain picture, disagree with something I have to say, have questions, absolutely agree with me, would like to add on your own opinion – I love comments and am looking forward to meeting you!
See you soon!