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Welcome to the Rani Observatory Website

I am avid amateur astronomer. I appreciate and enjoy both the scientific and aesthetic aspects of this hobby - visual observing, sketching, electronically assisted observing, traditional long exposure imaging and scientific imaging e.g. photometry and exoplanet observing.

Like many others amateurs most of my observing and imaging takes place in a Bortle red/white light pollution zone i.e. my backyard observatory in San Diego, CA. But I do also venture out to dark sites in San Diego County primarily for visual observing.

I hope you enjoy the site and get inspired to go out and enjoy the wonders of the universe.

Contact: Astrojedi @ Cloudy Nights.

“For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” – Carl Sagan