Parag Sahasrabudhe

Last week, our work on branched chain ketoacid dehydrogenase kinase inhibitors was published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Check it out…

Comet C2022/E3 (ZTF) or the green comet as mentioned in the news was captured on the night of Friday (1/27) from my front yard. The relative movement of the comet over that time can be seen as the background stars made startrails. In the second image, the processing was done a little differently to suppress the stars and that makes the comet’s dust tail more prominent.

Different processing to dim the startrails and bring out the dust tail of comet ZTF more clearly. Here is the photo with first round of processing.

Comet C/2022 E3(ZTF) This is a stack of 30 sec exposures over 24 minutes. It moves quite a bit with respect to the stars around it. The green colored halo is quite nice but you can’t make out the color with naked eyes. I didn’t think I’d be able capture the long wispy dust tail I had seen in other photos but it showed up.


Wish I could bottle up this day and sell it….

Capturing the green comet tonight.

Want to live to be 100+ years old? Hope you have good genes. If you do then make sure you live in a place away from pollution, stay physically active and have a good social life.

Got my Veil nebula photo printed. This is the first time for me to get an acrylic print. It was expensive but I see why that was so. It seems like the print is mounted under a clear ~4mm thick piece of plastic (acrylic?!). It looks great. Can’t wait to put it on a wall.

27th anniversary today!

Now, I have been married longer than I was single.

Completed 21 years with my current employer. Amazing how quickly the time flies by when you enjoy what you are doing.

Also, surprisingly somehow survived many rounds of layoffs over the years.

On January 26th, the documentary series on “1619 project” will be available for streaming on Hulu. I am looking forward to watching it this weekend. While reading up on all the controversy surrounding this book, found this article in The Atlantic that describes it very well.

Next Sunday will be the AFC and NFC championship games. Dang! I completely missed this NFL season. I should try to watch at least the remaining last 3 games.

My first outdoor bike ride of 2023. [Strava link]. The temperature was at freezing point but without any wind, it had no bite. The water in Niantic river was so still, this dock and the posts look as if they are floating in air.

Had some home shucked local oysters last night. Bought them off the dock so almost zero carbon footprint. Also had Kerala-style fish curry made with salmon that was captured off Faroe Islands and came to our plate from far far away with a huge carbon footprint.

Some changes are being announced at work. Some reorganization and some layoffs. A few people that I worked with over the years will lose their jobs. Most of them have worked for 20+ years and are at a place where they are thinking of retiring soon. This gives them a great boost. The severance package is quite nice. A much better deal than if they had retired voluntarily. It is bad to see all the talent and expertise gone from the company but I am happy (jealous) for them.

Sunrise seen from my exercise bike.

Comet C2022 E3 (ZTF) is still a little fuzzball through 70 mm camera lens. Hopefully it will get brighter in coming days.

This article just doesn’t seem right. Wonder if it was sponsored by the single use coffee pod industry.

The surprising environmental benefits of single-use coffee pods

Bonjour! Je m’appelle Parag. Je suis étudiant en français. J’aime Duolingo.

Test post from Obsidian

Checking how posting to works from obsidian.

Today’s New Yorker cartoon.

Last night, my son sent out his last two college applications. After a lot of blood, sweat, tears and pulling hair, we are finally done with this process. There is nothing more he/we can do about it. Now, the waiting game begins.

Watched Glass Onion. It was excellent! Loved it!

All the green moss on the ground grabbed my attention on today’s forest bathing hike. Such a stark contrast to the leafless barren trees.

At the first home meet for high school boys swim team. Has been almost one year since I officiated a meet. This is going to be a little stressful.