astro

2023-01-31: Last week, our work on branched chain ketoacid dehydrogenase kinase inhibitors was published in the …

2023-01-30: Comet C2022/E3 (ZTF) or the green comet as mentioned in the news was captured on the night of Friday …

2023-01-28: Different processing to dim the startrails and bring out the dust tail of comet ZTF more clearly. …

2023-01-28: Comet C/2022 E3(ZTF) This is a stack of 30 sec exposures over 24 minutes. It moves quite a bit with …

2023-01-28: Wish I could bottle up this day and sell it….

2023-01-27: Capturing the green comet tonight.

2023-01-26: Want to live to be 100+ years old? Hope you have good genes. If you do then make sure you live in a …

2023-01-25: Got my Veil nebula photo printed. This is the first time for me to get an acrylic print. It was …

2023-01-25: 27th anniversary today! Now, I have been married longer than I was single.

2023-01-24: Completed 21 years with my current employer. Amazing how quickly the time flies by when you enjoy …

2023-01-24: On January 26th, the documentary series on “1619 project” will be available for …

2023-01-23: Next Sunday will be the AFC and NFC championship games. Dang! I completely missed this NFL season. I …

2023-01-22: My first outdoor bike ride of 2023. [Strava link]. The temperature was at freezing point but without …

2023-01-22: Had some home shucked local oysters last night. Bought them off the dock so almost zero carbon …

2023-01-20: Some changes are being announced at work. Some reorganization and some layoffs. A few people that I …

2023-01-19: Sunrise seen from my exercise bike.

2023-01-18: Comet C2022 E3 (ZTF) is still a little fuzzball through 70 mm camera lens. Hopefully it will get …

2023-01-18: This article just doesn’t seem right. Wonder if it was sponsored by the single use coffee pod …

2023-01-18: Bonjour! Je m’appelle Parag. Je suis étudiant en français. J’aime Duolingo.

2023-01-17: Test post from Obsidian Checking how posting to micro.blog works from obsidian.

2023-01-16: Today’s New Yorker cartoon.

2023-01-16: Last night, my son sent out his last two college applications. After a lot of blood, sweat, tears …

2023-01-15: Watched Glass Onion. It was excellent! Loved it!

2023-01-15: All the green moss on the ground grabbed my attention on today’s forest bathing hike. Such a stark …

2023-01-13: At the first home meet for high school boys swim team. Has been almost one year since I officiated a …

2023-01-13: Elephant trunk nebula is one of my most favorite targets for astrophotography. This star forming …

2023-01-13: Back in Sep2021, saw that Paypal was offering cryptos. Bought some with play money. In late 2021, it …

2023-01-12: Roads - built for going quickly from place A to place B. Streets - places to go to for shops, …

2023-01-11: After hearing a feature on NPR this morning, I am again getting excited about the annular solar …

2023-01-11: My son wanted his baby picture for the school yearbook. After some digging around, I thought this …

2023-01-11: Watched a few minutes of “Golden Globes” last night where they announced 3 awards. I had …

2023-01-10: Lobster trap tree in Stonington, CT. The tree is made by stacking lobster traps and the ornaments …

2023-01-10: Listened to Nikole Hannah-Jones talk at a work event on diversity, equity and inclusion. She is an …

2023-01-09: Orion the hunter is one of the most beautiful and recognizable constellation in the night sky. The …

2023-01-08: Seventeen!!!! How did that happen so quickly? 🥲

2023-01-08: Some photos of moss and mushrooms from New Year’s Day hike that I forgot to post earlier.

2023-01-07: Only 1 in 4.3 billion of the Sun’s photons are intercepted by the eight planets of our Solar …

2023-01-06: Malcolm Gladwell or Barack Obama - excellent orators that can hypnotize you with their word wizardry …

2023-01-06: This whole election of house speaker is so sad and disgusting. McCarthy lost the vote 11 times. When …

2023-01-05: FWIW – It has been 6 years since I stopped using Facebook and I don’t miss it at all. I …

2023-01-05: 42 months. That is enough time to get an undergraduate degre. I wish he was awarded more to add a …

2023-01-04: During the holiday break, this article with me as a co-author was published in J.Med.Chem. Congrats …

2023-01-04: First day back to work since Dec 16th. It was such a nice break. Glad that I could log into my work …

2023-01-03: Finished watching season 3 of Jack Ryan. DO NOT watch this show. It was horrible. I’ve taken a …

2023-01-02: Keeping up with my usual start of the year —> To make up for all the gluttony of last month or …

2023-01-02: reelgood.com Check out Slow Horses on Reelgood. See where it’s streaming and more!

2023-01-01: Finished reading: What We Carry by Maya Shanbhag Lang 📚 What a fantastic memoir!!! A breathtaking …

2023-01-01: A look back at 2022 Adit: now a senior in high school college visits, applications selected for New England music …

2022-12-31: ““Home is where you go when everything is closed. Like when Ben and Jerry’s is closed and the park …

2022-12-31: Posting some of my favorite astrophotos of 2022 in this thread over next 2 days. #Paragastro2022 …

2022-12-31: Posting some of my favorite astrophotos of 2022 in this thread over next 2 days. #Paragastro2022 …

2022-12-31: Posting some of my favorite astrophotos of 2022 in this thread over next 2 days. Link to previous …

2022-12-31: Posting some of my favorite astrophotos of 2022 in this thread over next 2 days. #Paragastro2022 …

2022-12-31: Posting some of my favorite astrophotos of 2022 in this thread over next 2 days. #Paragastro2022 …

2022-12-31: Posting some of my favorite astrophotos of 2022 in this thread over next 2 days. #Paragastro2022 …

2022-12-30: Finished reading: First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami 📚

2022-12-30: Currently reading: What We Carry by Maya Shanbhag Lang 📚

2022-12-30: Posting some of my favorite astrophotos of 2022 in this thread over next 2 days. #Paragastro2022 …

2022-12-30: Posting some of my favorite astrophotos of 2022 in this thread over next 2 days. #Paragastro2022 …

2022-12-30: Posting some of my favorite astrophotos of 2022 in this thread over next 2 days. #Paragastro2022 …

2022-12-28: Jupiter and Moon over the Empire State Building in NYC.

2022-12-28: In downtown Manhattan waiting on some random street while our guests visit 9/11 memorial.

2022-12-24: Went to 3 stores in search of Green Chartreuse and it is sold out. Don’t know what the popular …

2022-12-23: It is balmy 55F here this morning but as the storm moves through with high winds and cold rain, the …

2022-12-22: Great Conjunction of 2020. Jupiter and Saturn close together in the sky on December 21, 2020.

2022-12-22: Came across this huge oak on today’s hike. It must be at least 200 years old - probably even more. …

2022-12-22: Leaves under a sheet of ice in a frozen stream - spotted on today’s forest bathing session in Old …

2022-12-22: Tree decoration was finally completed last night.

2022-12-21: Happy Winter solstice everyone! As of just about an hour ago, we are officially in Winter now. …

2022-12-20: Day 2 of 2 week long break during which I am planning to stay away from any news. On a 2 hour walk …

2022-12-20: Saw this interesting ice formation during my forest bathing outing this morning. Water in sandy soil …

2022-12-19: “As a general rule, people, even the wicked, are much more naïve and simple-hearted than we suppose. …

2022-12-18: New Lock Screen on the phone using the latest image of Western Veil nebula.

2022-12-18: Not sure if it my TV or Amazon Fire stick providing the closed captioning but it keeps calling …

2022-12-17: Pretty nice morning for forest bathing. Hiked almost 5 miles and came across only 1 person. Had the …

2022-12-17: Hey @pratik, let me share something more impressive - The Virgo Supercluster of galaxies. I have …

2022-12-17: A part of the Veil nebula complex from Cygnus. This is Pickering’s triangle and Witch’s broom …

2022-12-16: So, what was the MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT by trump yesterday? Was it the trading cards? I am just being …

2022-12-16: I can’t change the website listed under my profile to my mastodon account …

2022-12-15: Only 2 working days left for me in 2022. Half of today will be at a holiday party and tomorrow will …

2022-12-14: The final for World Cup is set!!! France vs Argentina. It is going to be a cracker of a match.

2022-12-14: Qatari administration is absolutely dog water. They keep showing again and again that they are as …

2022-12-14: After hearing good reviews from @ani, @supremus and @cinemapaithiyam, decided to watch …

2022-12-13: There is a lot of wildlife in the wooded areas of my work campus. Just a few months ago, there was a …

2022-12-13: I never have to blur the background during my virtual meetings because I never turn on the camera.

2022-12-13: A man said to the universe: “Sir, I exist!” “However,” replied the universe, “The fact has not …

2022-12-12: Nebulosity (IC 1318) seen around the star gamma Cygni (Sadr) at bottom right. This area is aka …

2022-12-12: Last night’s performance of the Connecticut Youth Symphony was fantastic. It is exciting when there …

2022-12-12: First proper and legit snowfall of this season. 💙💙💙

2022-12-11: After my daughter’s concert on Wednesday, we head off to watch my son play viola at the …

2022-12-11: Pacman nebula (NGC 281) in the constellation of Cassiopeia. This bright emission nebula is at 9200 …

2022-12-09: What a beauty, Neymar!!!!!!!

2022-12-09: Bowdoin college symphony orchestra had their concert on Wednesday. Impossible to travel midweek to …

2022-12-08: Harry-Megan documentary Does anyone really care? I surely don’t.

2022-12-08: It was cloudy last night when the Moon-Mars conjunction happened but then cleared out early in the …

2022-12-07: Went to Cambridge for a work party in the afternoon/evening. Four hours of train ride for a two hour …

2022-12-05: Top 10 drugs based on projected sales for 2023. Interesting to see that small molecules are in a …

2022-12-04: Which way is up?

2022-12-04: A beautiful morning for forest bathing. Great start for this Sunday.

2022-12-03: Watching season 2 of “Only Murders in the building”. Finished watching episode 3 and so glad that …

2022-12-02: My current Lock Screen. Thanks, @gaby !!

2022-12-02: It is the time of the year when I listen to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite at least once a day.

2022-12-02: Mozart’s music is universal. Even rats like it.

2022-12-01: Day 1 of wine advent calendar!

2022-12-01: This year, we are doing a wine advent calendar. Looking forward to opening the first compartment of …

2022-12-01: It has been so warm and rainy here for the last few days that the forsythia plants are getting …

2022-11-30: Sorry to see Mexico not make it to round of 16.

2022-11-30: Yale law graduate - Stewart Rhodes Harvard law graduates - Ted Cruz, Ron Desantis, Josh Hawley These …

2022-11-30: Sharing my favorite photo from last month again. Elephant trunk nebula is one of my favorite objects …

2022-11-29: ⚽ Watching India vs Pakistan USA vs Iran World Cup match.

2022-11-29: Done with my #givingtuesday donations. My employer is doing a double match (2:1) today instead of …

2022-11-29: Today is #givingtuesday. Please consider making a donation to any cause(s) you believe in. The …

2022-11-28: Murakami is the best

2022-11-28: Trying to get back into exercising on a rower using Apple Fitness. It is different than what I used …

2022-11-28: I am just sick and tired of seeing Musk in the news all the time. Is there a way to filter him out …

2022-11-28: Thanksgiving weekend in 4 photos

2022-11-28: Only 3 more work weeks left in this year. We have Christmas week off and I am taking the week before …

2022-11-28: Now that the long weekend is over and guests are gone, I am back to checking my social apps. There …

2022-11-23: Thanksgiving prep is going well. Looking forward to seeing friends tomorrow.

2022-11-23: Today is our big cooking day for Thanksgiving. Have gotten started already. Daughter is on 4 am …

2022-11-21: Ron Desantis is a graduate from Yale and Harvard Law. These ivy league colleges should issue an …

2022-11-21: Another long exposure (3 min) photo showing Pleiades (bottom right), and ghostly reddish glow of …

2022-11-21: Playing with long exposure (3 mins) photos with a 40 mm lens. Here is one that shows Andromeda …

2022-11-19: The official start of Thanksgiving and Christmas season in our household means making homemade Chex …

2022-11-19: Doing the first round of shopping for thanksgiving.

2022-11-18: Damn! Only 6 weeks before this year ends!!!

2022-11-18: There will be lunar occultation of Mars on Dec 7th, 2022. My location is just outside the area that …

2022-11-18: ✔️ Shingles vaccine ✔️ Colonoscopy Done with all the voluntary unpleasantness in life for a long …

2022-11-17: Playing around with my astrophotos for iPhone lock screen. This one with Elephant trunk nebula looks …

2022-11-16: Got cancer screening procedure done today. No bad findings. Set for 10 years before I need to do …

2022-11-16: The Bubble nebula (NGC 7635) and open cluster M52 in Cassiopeia. They appear next to each other but …

2022-11-15: A historic store in Northville, NY

2022-11-15: November 15th!! It is going to be a busy day as some deadlines for my son’s college …

2022-11-15: We have reached the “8 billion humans on Earth” milestone today. Interestingly, 200 …

2022-11-12: Hey @pratik look at what you made me do.

2022-11-12: I really like this oak tree in the cemetery.

2022-11-12: Another 70F day in mid November. Great for a bike ride.

2022-11-11: Just heard Dr. Fauci on Science Friday promoting “structure based antigen design for vaccines”. I …

2022-11-11: Holy Cow!!! 2million acres? The University of Texas' endowment has grown to $42.3 billion — and it …

2022-11-10: One of the last maples in the neighborhood not ready to give up its leaves.

2022-11-10: Alex Jones has to pay additional money in the Sandy Hook trial. I’ll be happy when he loses …

2022-11-10: Does the stock market realize that inflation is lower but 7.7% is still a real and big number?

2022-11-10: Looking at future dates of solar eclipse and dreaming about them. Have to plan these trips. October …

2022-11-09: Here is one last post about yesterday’s total lunar eclipse. Made a timelapse video from …

2022-11-08: Composite of this morning’s eclipse photos

2022-11-08: Done with voting in the US midterm elections. In the past, I used to vote for people I knew in the …

2022-11-08: Total lunar eclipse Nov 8, 2022.

2022-11-08: About 30 minutes to totality.

2022-11-08: It is happening.

2022-11-08: Up already to view the eclipse.

2022-11-07: It is hard to get excited about Lunar eclipse but, the sky is going to be clear tonight. With that …

2022-11-07: As of today, there are about 6500 artificial satellites in orbit around the Earth. Half of them were …

2022-11-06: This looks like a video of a photograph but it is a live video of the still landscape. Nothing is …

2022-11-05: Went bike riding around Great Sacandaga lake in upstate New York. Turned out to be an unusually warm …

2022-11-04: Cygnus wall from the North American nebula (NGC7000). About 4 hours of total exposure with 5 minute …

2022-11-03: Right now, there is a focus on disabilities at work with posters highlighting colleagues or their …

2022-11-01: Senior pictures for school yearbook.

2022-11-01: Although I like emojis, I am not fond of gifs. I hate them especially when people use them at work …

2022-11-01: Today is the first deadline for “Early Action” college applications. Surprisingly, my …

2022-10-31: Now that my kids have grown up, I don’t care much about Halloween.

2022-10-31: Eagle nebula aka Star Queen nebula (M16) in constellation Serpens, at about 7000 light years is home …

2022-10-28: Another technicolor Fall sunset

2022-10-28: Only a 60s exposure of Eagle nebula from last night. Excited to see how the final image will turn …

2022-10-28: Another fantastic Fall day. So happy to be alive!!!

2022-10-27: Took these photos around sunset a couple of days ago but got busy and forgot to post them. Seeing a …

2022-10-26: Fall colors around Pattagansett lake

2022-10-26: Darn it! My MacBook Pro is from 2016 and Ventura is only available for MBPs that are 2017 or newer. …

2022-10-26: Really enjoying the day.

2022-10-26: Love these foggy, rainy Fall mornings!!!

2022-10-24: Just found out that my aunt passed away from brain hemmorhage after a fall. During last 2 years, two …

2022-10-23: Had a perfect brunch complete with mimosa and Bloody Mary at “Artisan” in West Hartford. The bread …

2022-10-23: Taking senior photos of my son on this cloudy Fall day. I like days like this to take pictures …

2022-10-22: Dorms at Colby college. One more college visit for our son.

2022-10-21: This is parents weekend at my daughter‘s college. We spent the whole day on campus & are awed …

2022-10-21: I don’t mind staying in a cheaper hotel if I can get a nice fancy meal at a good restaurant.

2022-10-20: Another attempt (wide angle with Nikon Z6) at capturing Elephant trunk nebula (IC1396) in Cepheus …

2022-10-20: “The endowment at Harvard has grown to be larger than the GDP of Iceland.” — heard on NPR this …

2022-10-19: Things I learn…. You can order wine on Amazon UK. This is not an option here in US; only …

2022-10-19: Hey @pratik could you please hook me up with the Arc browser that everyone is talking about?

2022-10-18: Trifid nebula (M20) in Sagittarius shows a nice combination of a star cluster and emission, …

2022-10-17: Finished reading: Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris 📚 In this collection, Sedaris is funny and …

2022-10-17: the grass ain’t greener 🎶 the wine ain’t sweeter 🎶 on either side of the hill 🎶

2022-10-16: I thought the drought from this Spring and Summer was going to be bad for Fall colors. Happy to …

2022-10-16: Tom Petty’s music makes a great soundtrack for bike riding on an absolutely gorgeous Fall day.

2022-10-14: Soul nebula in Cassiopeia at about 6500 light years from us. This large emission nebula is often …

2022-10-14: Four years ago when we were in the market for a car, we seriously considered a Tesla. It …

2022-10-14: Rain and wind are bringing down all the fall foliage.

2022-10-14: “A day in the life photo challenge” - 7:15 am October 14, 2022 in East Lyme, CT.

2022-10-12: Fall walks are just lovely.

2022-10-10: The Lagoon nebula (M8) is a large emission nebula in Sagittarius at about 5000 light years away. Its …

2022-10-10: The evergreens are not supposed to change colors in the Fall but these white pines are turning …

2022-10-10: Our neighborhood trees are putting on their yearly colorful show.

2022-10-08: This looks like endless lawn because that is what it is. It is a turf farm near Kingston, RI.

2022-10-07: Wellness day ride turned into a metric century. Check out my ride on Strava. …

2022-10-07: Taking “wellness day” today. At mile 30 on this morning’s bike ride.

2022-10-06: Viscid violet corts

2022-10-06: Three of my favorite things: lichen - mushrooms - ferns

2022-10-05: Remembering the wonderful kayak trips I did with my daughter in Damariscotta lake back in August. …

2022-10-04: This report about higher excess death rates due to Covid for Republicans in Ohio and Florida is not …

2022-10-04: I don’t need to read this. I drink both. I am an equal opportunity caffeine consumer. Coffee …

2022-10-03: After several cloudy and rainy days with high temperatures in 50s, it has dropped to 60F inside the …

2022-10-03: My son is applying for a job at our town swimming pool. As the aquatic center is part of the school …

2022-10-03: Pfizer team that worked on Paxlovid received this American Chemical Society “Heroes of Chemistry” …

2022-10-02: Was watching Philadelphia Eagles game today and was surprised to find that Andy Reid is not coaching …

2022-10-02: Mushrooms (amanita, bracket, golden trumpet and unidentified) seen on today’s hike at McCulloch …

2022-09-29: Along the waterfront in New London, CT, they have these mini wind turbines and solar panels on the …

2022-09-29: Want to find some good news in this terrible tragedy unfolding in Florida. Is Mar-a-lago under …

2022-09-28: NGC 869, NGC 884 - Double Cluster in Perseus. These clusters consists of very young (3-5 million …

2022-09-28: Dumbbell nebula (M27) is one of the brightest planetary nebula in the sky. It is made up of remains …

2022-09-27: As we approach end of September, we are only about a month away from some of the college application …

2022-09-26: Wow! We just rammed a spacecraft on an asteroid that is 160 meters across at 11.5 million kms away …

2022-09-26: It has been chilly over the last 2-3 mornings with temps dipping into high 40’s. My son …

2022-09-26: Reprocessed Elephant Trunk nebula (IC1396) in Cepheus. This star forming area lies 3000 light years …

2022-09-25: My best Andromeda galaxy image so far. It is only 30 minutes of total exposure but autoguiding makes …

2022-09-24: We received many little saplings over the years from Arbor Day foundation (@arborday) but, this …

2022-09-22: Went for a 17.7 mile Ride this morning. The shifter cable on rear derailleur snapped and was stuck …

2022-09-21: Let’s not forget…. Anyone can be an ally and everyone can use an ally!!!

2022-09-20: I’ll never buy any book written by news reporters with material that they should have reported …

2022-09-20: End of September into October is the time when I am at my minimum bodyweight in the yearly cycle. …

2022-09-19: Don’t know why @NPR had to cancel @MorningEdition for the morbid coverage of the Queen’s …

2022-09-18: As the next step of his driver’s training, took my son driving on an interstate highway (I-95). We …

2022-09-18: My bicycle rides over the last ~10 years. For comparison the circumference of the Earth is ~25000 …

2022-09-17: New astrophoto posted.

2022-09-16: Got a bivalent Covid booster and flu shot at Costco pharmacy. There was a lot of drama with …

2022-09-16: Was up till late last night capturing 3 hours of exposures of Pelican nebula. Had a tough time …

2022-09-14: Ran a 5K after a long time - almost after one year. Happy that I could do it in 35 minutes. Hope to …

2022-09-13: Challenge fatigue In 2021, I bicycled 4400 miles and decided set up the same target for 2022. I have closed the …

2022-09-13: Here are all the winners from last night’s Emmy awards. Only show on this list that I have …

2022-09-13: Gas prices have come down even in Connecticut where the prices are always above National average. …

2022-09-12: Yesterday was the first Connecticut Youth Symphony rehearsal for my son. After drop-off, we went for …

2022-09-09: A freezer at work needed to be defrosted. While cleaning it out, found some samples that were dated …

2022-09-07: Cropped photo of the Heart nebula that I had posted a couple of days ago. I really liked how all the …

2022-09-07: Getting Shingles is just horrible as I have learnt from my brother-in-law’s experience. He was …

2022-09-06: Because of the drought in this area, it seemed like many trees had given up on growing season and …

2022-09-05: Tried to watch a movie called “RRR”. In about 20 minutes, I was on the floor in a fetal …

2022-09-04: The Heart nebula (IC1805) lies about 7500 light years away in the Perseus arm of our galaxy. It gets …

2022-09-02: This image of the Heart nebula In Cassiopeia is two hours of total exposure time. Collecting more …

2022-08-31: FDA authorized the bivalent Covid shots targeting Omicron variant along with the original one. Get …

2022-08-30: Looking through several startrails photos that I have taken over the years and I think this is the …

2022-08-29: First day of senior year in high school for one and the other one is off to sophomore year in …

2022-08-28: Dropped off daughter for her sophomore year at Bowdoin college. This summer went by too fast.

2022-08-28: Had seen this house in the middle of Androscoggin river while driving on Route 1 many many times. …

2022-08-27: Sunset behind the clouds today was spectacular on Orr’s Island in Maine.

2022-08-26: There are 5 justices on the Supreme court that were installed by Presidents who did not win the …

2022-08-25: Climate change led to dinosaurs' demise. Now, drought reveals more of their tracks Something …

2022-08-24: On the night of Aug 13th, set up my camera to capture Perseid meteor showers. Over 5 hours, caught 3 …

2022-08-24: Currently reading: Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris 📚

2022-08-23: I like traveling on public transport. On the T today in Boston for work. I am sure I’ll hate it if I …

2022-08-21: Witnessed this awesome event exactly five years ago from Nashville, TN. Those two minutes of …

2022-08-16: Elephant Trunk nebula (IC1396) in Cepheus. This star forming area lies 3000 light years away and is …

2022-08-15: Very badly done composite to capture the whole Milky Way. 11 mm lens is not ideal for doing this …

2022-08-15: Best wishes to India on celebrating 75 years of independence from Britain. 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 Democracy in India …

2022-08-15: Set up for capturing perseid meteors on Saturday night. Caught 3 meteor flashes and a nice picture …

2022-08-14: Quintessential Americana

2022-08-12: All the excuses from trump apologists are about how the documents are not important or someone else …

2022-08-12: Changed CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 put more responsibility on individuals. I wish that all …

2022-08-11: Part of the Milky Way galaxy that goes over the zenith and to NorthEast horizon. The three brightest …

2022-08-10: Saw a sign for University of Connecticut that read “U Connecticut”. Reminded me of what …

2022-08-10: Milky Way galaxy captured in Maine. The bright area at the bottom of the picture is the galactic …

2022-08-10: trump in the past: if you are innocent, why are you taking the fifth amendment? trump, today: I take …

2022-08-09: In Connecticut, I always see dead racoons and skunks by the roadside. In Maine, all the roadkill I …

2022-08-08: Hope that people in Kentucky are realizing that their god is finally punishing them for electing …

2022-08-08: Hope that people in Kentucky are realizing that god is finally punishing them for electing McConnell …

2022-08-06: Back from vacation. Can’t say that I wanted to be back but, that is always the case. It was a good …

2022-08-06: Pro-tip for bike rides: In a new unfamiliar area, it is always nice to ride on a road that has “old” …

2022-08-04: More kayaking today with my daughter but this time it was in a stream and not in the lake as the …

2022-08-04: Time will tell who has failed and who’s been left behind; when you go your way and I’ll go mine

2022-08-04: Fresh Oysters out of Damariscotta river! Learned how to open them last year and surprised that I …

2022-08-04: The scenery here in midcoast Maine is just fantastic!!!

2022-08-04: This morning’s bike ride was the smoothest of all so far. Maybe, pumping up the tires and lubing the …

2022-08-03: Perfect day to go kayaking with my daughter.

2022-08-02: Ride no.3 in Maine was enjoyable. Started out cloudy but became sunny half way through. The route …

2022-08-01: Second ride in Maine was more eventful than the first one. Strava kept sending me to non-existent …

2022-07-31: Whenever I see a photo of trump or justice thomas in the news, without reading the words, my first …

2022-07-31: Nice thing about this vacation rental is access to Damariscotta lake.

2022-07-31: Don’t know what I did while playing around with the camera but formatted the memory card deleting …

2022-07-31: First ride in Maine on this vacation.

2022-07-31: Nice dark skies here in Maine. This photo of the Milky Way taken on iPhone. DSLR photos will have to …

2022-07-28: My son is in Tuscany, playing chamber music and doing some sightseeing. I am so jealous.

2022-07-27: What am I doing wrong with Markdown in this post below? Seems like the link I am trying to use is …

2022-07-27: A local friend built an observatory for his huge telescope. Absolutely thrilled that I get access to …

2022-07-27: Alright, summer. Time to move along. Go and bother people in the Southern hemisphere now. I am so …

2022-07-25: This is why I like David Sedaris.

2022-07-25: Another disgusting day here. Already 80F at 7:30 am. Hopefully, we will get some thunderstorms and …

2022-07-22: Crepuscular rays around sunset yesterday.

2022-07-22: College-hunting for my son continues. We were at another small liberal arts college yesterday in the …

2022-07-20: On the last climb of the day in Stage 17 of Tour de France. The top 2 contenders, Vingegaard and …

2022-07-20: Comet Neowise from two years ago on July 20, 2020. Two tails were clearly visible and a photobombing …

2022-07-19: Sixteen stages of the Tour de France area already over. Only 5 days remain. Can’t believe it …

2022-07-18: Comet Neowise from 2 years ago on July 15th, 2020.

2022-07-18: Got Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine booster shot for my parents who are visiting from India. A good …

2022-07-15: I see people posting on socials about completing the season of so-and-so TV show and feel very …

2022-07-14: Today is an epic climbing day at Tour de France. But, NBC is not showing it live like other stages …

2022-07-13: Whole Veil nebula complex. It is made from material blown from a supernova that happened ~15000 yrs …

2022-07-12: Camera and image framing Now with some experience with 2 different cameras on the same telescope, I can see how these …

2022-07-11: Oh Wow!!! This is amazing!!! NASA’s Webb Delivers Deepest Infrared Image of Universe Yet - NASA

2022-07-11: My son auditioned for Connecticut Youth Symphony - one of the highest level orchestras for high …

2022-07-11: Western Veil nebula in Cygnus. This is in such a rich star field. Have to do some star reduction …

2022-07-10: New post on my astronomy website. paragvs.wordpress.com/2022/07/1…

2022-07-05: Another try at imaging the Cygnus Wall in North American nebula (NGC7000). I think this is my best …

2022-07-04: We moved into this house and made it our home, 15 years ago on 4th of July weekend.

2022-07-04: Got a lumbar sprain yesterday when I bent down to put a dish in the dishwasher. Back is all stiff …

2022-06-30: Today is June 30th! Half the year is gone! Time is just slipping away like a handful of grains of …

2022-06-29: Fireflies from a meadow next to my home from last night.

2022-06-29: Not so easy to get the fireflies photos to look good. Don’t want want to make them too bright or too …

2022-06-27: So many fireflies!

2022-06-27: Spent the whole weekend doing bike rides and tinkering around with new astronomy equipment. Now when …

2022-06-26: New images from last night. M57 aka Ring nebula. Ring of material from exploded star can be seen …

2022-06-25: With the new telescope setup, I am sitting inside, controlling it on the iPad and looking at the …

2022-06-25: New astrophotography setup Last night was the first time using my new astrophotography setup with a dedicated astronomy camera …

2022-06-24: On this day On days like this, I feel good that I work with natural laws that were not made by shitty humans and …

2022-06-24: The January 6th committee hearings make one thing abundantly clear that trump and his supporters are …

2022-06-23: Not very surprised that this Supreme Court of USA is providing protections for the rights of gun …

2022-06-21: Got invited to a wedding and am looking forward to it. Have to think about what to wear. Haven’t …

2022-06-21: Glad that Summer solstice is behind us and now the days will start getting shorter. It is just weird …

2022-06-20: Picked up this snapping turtle and helped it cross the street like I have done before for painted …

2022-06-19: Hummingbirds visiting the newly installed feeder.

2022-06-18: Beautiful Saturday bike ride.

2022-06-17: Just received some new astronomy equipment (ZWO ASI Air plus) in the mail. All the folks who live …

2022-06-17: The most amazing part of yesterday’s hearing was to learn that trump called Pence a wimp and pussy …

2022-06-15: Daughter: Last whole year my life has been filled with so much negativity. I got worried when I …

2022-06-15: Awaiting two big announcements today: Advisory committee read on COVID vaccine (Moderna and …

2022-06-14: Did some Astronomy outreach for young kids. Hope to inspire a few of them to get interested in …

2022-06-13: Some I-series US savings bonds from 2001 are earning 11.72% interest right now due to the higher …

2022-06-13: Have heard many instances of only a few members in a family testing positive for COVID, getting mild …

2022-06-12: Watched a few overs of India vs South Africa T20 match in Cuttack. 🏏 It seemed like no one wanted to …

2022-06-12: The chamber strings group that my son plays with was invited to play before the performance of …

2022-06-12: Went to Hartford Symphony Orchestra concert. It was very nice, even the Philip Glass piece. My jet …

2022-06-04: Travelled on these trains when I was a young man, long time ago.

2022-06-03: Royal Poinciana or flame tree - one of my favorite tropical flowers/trees.

2022-05-31: Getting to eat a lot of delicious Alphonso (हापूस) mangoes 🥭 on this trip to India. All the immense …

2022-05-30: Test of endurance - a century ride from 2021.

2022-05-29: Fish along with corals. 📷 mbmay

2022-05-29: Stripes of nebulae and stars and dust in the Milky Way galaxy. Captured on Sheepscot river near …

2022-05-28: Fair weather to go out for a hike. 📷 mbmay

2022-05-27: New post on my astronomy blog.

2022-05-27: One of Lincoln’s most inspiring and memorable speeches is written on his memorial. 📷 mbmay

2022-05-27: Never felt so anxious about going on any trip before - not even that first time when I came to US 30 …

2022-05-26: Tight rehearsal schedule before the concert. 📷 mbmay

2022-05-25: I am sure everyone knows this but it is worth repeating to realize how fucked up this is. In Texas, …

2022-05-25: Franconia ridge - the best hiking trail in the White mountains of New Hampshire. 📷 mbmay

2022-05-24: Intricate structure of our nearest neighbor - Andromeda galaxy 📷 mbmay

2022-05-23: Found more pink lady’s slippers today’s hike. These are orchids that grow in the northeast US and …

2022-05-23: Breakfast parfaits made with plain yogurt. 📷 mbmay

2022-05-22: Century bike ride shirts - my favorite pieces made of textile. 📷 mbmay

2022-05-22: Hard to believe how time is flying by. My daughter finished freshman year in college already and she …

2022-05-21: Big day for my son today. The string ensemble he plays in had the end-of-the-year concert this …

2022-05-21: Symmetry of the underside of Gold Star bridge over Pequot (aka Thames) river in New London, CT 📷 …

2022-05-21: Here is the original star trails photo that is mentioned in my post yesterday. I like how some …

2022-05-20: One of my photos was published in the newsletter for a local land preservation trust. I have plenty …

2022-05-20: There is nothing like an ice cold gin and tonic on a hot afternoon - My favorite beverage . Looking …

2022-05-19: I really don’t like Mayim Bialik as the host of Jeopardy. Don’t know what TV show she was on; I …

2022-05-19: Over indulgence : On that day when I learned how to shuck oysters, I didn’t want to stop. Can’t …

2022-05-18: Some order emerging out of random ness. 📷 mbmay

2022-05-18: It was a historic stage win for Biniam Girmay yesterday on stage 10 of Giro d’Italia. 🚲 First …

2022-05-17: Just holding on… 📷 mbmay

2022-05-17: Hey @pratik look what you made me do. 3 weeks in a row. Hope this continues.

2022-05-17: My son asked me to name a living person whom I admire. Sure there is Bob Dylan (close second) but …

2022-05-16: Oldtimey way to know the time. 📷 mbmay

2022-05-15: This is a favorite spots on one of my bike routes. I keep taking pictures here in every season. One …

2022-05-15: Total lunar eclipse happening tonight but it is cloudy here. 😐

2022-05-15: Clouds !! 📷 mbmay

2022-05-14: Trying out a new gin today. This is supposed to be the official gin of Wimbledon.

2022-05-14: Fence 📷 mbmay

2022-05-14: Hi @jean just wanted to let you know that my post for “community” photo challenge is not on the …

2022-05-13: Community of galaxies in Virgo (Markarian’s chain) that are about 50 light years away. Zoom in to …

2022-05-12: Tranquility 📷

2022-05-11: “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose” - Kris Kristofferson

2022-05-11: Maroon orchid blooming 📷

2022-05-10: Instant pot full of paavbhaaji ingredients, ready to cook. 📷 mbmay

2022-05-09: Rosette nebula in Monoceros. Looking just like a bloom ing rose. 📷 mbmay

2022-05-09: After working on French in Duolingo for a few months, I think I have learned the most important …

2022-05-08: Union 📷 mbmay

2022-05-07: Birthday lunch.

2022-05-07: My favorite spots to sit and enjoy nature in Acadia National Park : Jordan pond with Bubble …

2022-05-06: From the partial solar eclipse photos last year, this is my favorite shot. Zoom in to see the …

2022-05-06: Silhouette of the moon. Taken during partial solar eclipse on June 10, 2021. 📷 mbmay

2022-05-05: Thanks to **** Earth’s**** rotation for making this photo possible. Startrails captured for about 2 …

2022-05-04: After blasting some rap by Kendrick Lamar on the car stereo during the drive here, my son is now …

2022-05-04: Microblog May photo challenge - Thorny Fed this carpenter ant to Venus fly trap and then felt really …

2022-05-03: Three months ago, signed up for a 100 mile ride on Long Island in May. Now the string ensemble that …

2022-05-03: Experimental 📷

2022-05-02: Bought an Apple Watch for wife on her birthday. Scoring some brownie points. 😄

2022-05-02: Number of times I have taken my kids to - Disney : 1 Universal : 1 Acadia National park : 11 Can you …

2022-05-02: Photographing the hunter. 📷 #mbmay

2022-05-01: When they took out the dam, it switched from being Ed Bills pond to Eight Mile river.

2022-04-30: Grand old oak overlooking the cemetery.

2022-04-29: The Pinwheel galaxy aka M101 in Ursa Major. This face on spiral galaxy is about 21 million light …

2022-04-29: I had added my son as a user on my MacBook a few years ago before he got his own laptop. My …

2022-04-28: The Orion season is coming to end as it sets earlier and earlier in the evening. This is probably my …

2022-04-27: Our eastern redbud is just about ready to bloom.

2022-04-27: Mortgage rates are in 4-5% range now and will most probably trend higher in the near future. Glad to …

2022-04-26: After listening to many many TED talks, I have realized that a lot of them are just bull droppings - …

2022-04-25: Teaching my son how to drive. Isn’t as bad as I thought it’d be. Making him drive on narrow back …

2022-04-25: Forsythias are blooming!!! A big change during the last week when we were out.