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Some ideas on Astrophotography with a Mobile

Astrophotography is photographing objects in the night sky such as the moon, the planets, constellations etc. These objects are pretty dim, except for the moon. This presents certain challenges and therein lies the fun. Advanced amateurs often use digital cameras with manual settings to overcome these challenges. Here I am going to talk about beginners who have only a decent mobile camera to work with. I assume a minimum of 32 megapixel camera with an app allowing for manual settings for exposure, ISO, etc. And yes, this piece is for the completely uninitiated, hence the simple language. The challenges with a mobile camera Objects being dim means that they give very little light compared to daylight. Although our eyes can see them (because by some accounts, our eyes are a few hundred Gigapixel cameras) the camera sensors cannot. This often results in the object being invisible in the photograph. Objects being small makes it difficult for the sensors to pick up the light. Camera senso

How to study better

This is a brief guide for teachers planning Study skills workshops and parents who may want to help their children study better. We need to use the following resources to begin with. So please try to read carefully through them. Also, there are certain tests which are appropriate only for certain ages and which tell us where the child stands. These tests are only an indication and the child’s preferences or attitudes will change somewhat over time. SO they are not to be taken as final. You should test the child in this and use the scores to guide the child. Please note that teaching kids to learn is a highly specialized field and not the same as teaching them a subject. However, with effort every teacher can attempt to better the child’s life. Methodology Will add soon Resources What is Effective Learning? (My Presentation) The case for learning to learn for Life What is Effective Learning? Knowing Yourself What is VARK and why should teachers, parents and students know this? What are

The Art of Art

  -Sahitya Vishwakarma(Std X, Abhinav Vidyalay) Art is a product of the creativity of an artist which involves good imagination. Artwork is the work of an artist that expresses the artist’s skill and thoughts. It is appreciated for its beauty and inner meaning. There are seven elements of art namely:-  Color Form Line Shape Space Texture Value Who is an artist? Artist is a person who joins with activities that are related to art. Artists create art which then is used to communicate between the viewer and the artist. Artists are important in our society because they make us imagine, feel, and make us think more about ideologies that are yet to be explored and accepted by society. Types Of Artworks There are many art types such as sketching, figure drawing, digital art, glow art, Spiral art, 3d art. Now I will tell you about these art types. Sketch:- The sketch is a rough freehand drawing that is made by an artist that he/she imagines or sees, this type of art can be made rapidly, and so

The Game of Minds and Pieces

                                                                                                        –Neel Jadhav(IXth B, Abhinav Vidyalay) What comes to your mind when you think about chess? People moving pieces from one square to the other? People staring aimlessly at the board?  The chess we play today is a successor of the old game chaturanga played in India. The 16th century saw the frequent evolutions of this game. In 1749CE Francios-Andre Philidor wrote a book titled Analyse du jeu des √©checs, in which he covered new opening ideas and a defense that exists till today! The Philidor defense was used famously in pawn and rook endgames. He also wrote a quote” The pawns are the soul of chess” in this book. Chess became popular in the 19 th and 20 th centuries. Famous grandmasters Garry Kasparov(Russia), Anatoly Karpov(Russia),  Vishwanathan Anand(India), Bobby Fischer(America), Jose Capablanca(Cuban),Mikhail Tal (Soviet Lativian ) were in this legendary era .                 

Most Awaited Festival

Written By - Sanskruti Adurkar ( X, Abhinav Vidyalay) Edited By - Niyati Chande (IX B Abhinav Vidyalay) Indian festivals are full of joy, enjoyment, happiness, and prosperity. Ganesh Chaturthi is one of those festivals. Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival that was initially celebrated mostly in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, but now is celebrated worldwide. All over the world people celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with love and faith. It is a 10 days festival that comes every year in August or September. This year it is from 10th September to 20th September. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated to mark the birth of elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha, who is the youngest son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.   The birth story of Lord Ganesha   There is a very interesting story of Lord Ganesha being born and having an elephant head. Once goddess Parvati went for a bath in absence of Lord Shiva. Since there was no one to guard her, she created a little boy out of her body dirt and gave him life,

Psychotherapy

-Jiya Bhayani (X. Abhinav Vidyalay) Psychotherapy is talk therapy which is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. It helps a person to understand their feelings and makes them able to face challenges in the coming future. There are various types of mental illness but the most common ones are depression and anxiety disorders.   We people daily go through minor panic attacks, anxiety attacks, or a wave of sadness from time to time but at a point, these feelings become so overwhelming that it becomes difficult for people to cope up with their daily life. This is where psychotherapy comes into use. It helps people to get their minds clear and get rid of these mental illnesses.  A medical practitioner specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness is called a Psychiatrist. Or in simple words, a person who performs psychotherapy is called a Psychiatrist. A psychiatrist may be: a marriage and family therapist a psychiatrist a l