Events and Ideas

May 2021: Balcony Birding/ Birdwatching

As we are under the pandemic lockdown, we tried our hand at birdwatching. Balcony Birding refers to when you sit at home in your balcony/ backyard/ terrace/ at a window and observe birds around you in your neighborhood. Bangalore is blessed with a lot of greenery that houses several species of bird populations, which in turn makes it easy to observe them with ease. All you need is a good pair of binoculars, and you will discover a whole new world of avian population, many of which you were hitherto unaware of. You will be surprised at how many species of birds you can see right from your home, without having to step out or go anywhere!

We tried imaging some of these through various different binocular makes and models, including Olympus 10x50, Comet 8x40 DPSI, XX 10x50 DPSI, and 10x42 roof prism binoculars. Our intention was dual - enjoying birdwatching as well as testing various binoculars.

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Most of these sightings were in upper branches of that dry tree

Asian Koel (female)

This asian koel was difficult to spot even through binoculars, owing to it's superb camouflage!

Asian Koels

A pair of Asian Koels through 10x50 Binoculars

White Cheeked Barbet

Through a pair of 10x50 day-time Binoculars


Nest of unidentified bird

27 April 2021: Super-Moon

Super Moon refers to the phenomenon when the moon appears larger than usual, due to being at Perigee (closest approach to Earth)

27 April 2021 was a Pink Supermoon. As the weather was forecasted to be mostly cloudy, we didn't bother setting up our telescope, and instead decided to go for the simpler binocular setup (as shown alongside). We mounted our Olympus 10x50S Binoculars on a tripod and then connected a cellphone camera to the binocular eyepiece.

Though the skies did turn out to be cloudy most of the time, we managed to catch glimpses of the supermoon. The images are not very sharp due to the layer of clouds covering the moon.

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21 June 2020: Annular Solar Eclipse

Annular Solar Eclipse in June 2020 lasted 2+ hours and was a treat witnessed by many all over the country! We supplied different kinds of solar eclipse viewing glasses to individuals, astronomy clubs & members, hobby astronomers, students, and educational institutions. In addition, we also got creative with our viewing glasses, getting our hands into some DIY to photograph the event! solar filter caps or sheets, as is common knowledge, can be quite an expensive affair costing thousands of rupees! These sheets or caps can be fixed at the end of telescopes, binoculars or cameras to safety observe/ image the Sun. However, we pasted a cutout from our solar eclipse viewing premium glasses (that usually cost around 200 INR) in front of our camera and were able to capture the moments! Check them out.


  1. Solar eclipse glasses are only for direct observation of the Sun (without binoculars or telescopes). Do not view the Sun through a telescope and wearing just solar eclipse glasses on your eyes. You need to make sure the Sun's rays are filtered out before entering the telescope/ binocular, and also, the full aperture of the scope/ binoc must be covered.

  2. We sell different types of solar eclipse glasses ranging from simple ones made of paper frames (costing about 60-75 INR) and premium ones made out of cardboard and adjustable frames (costing about 200-250 INR). These are not necessarily only for solar eclipse but can also be used to view the Sun during regular days as well! Regardless of the version, all solar viewing glasses are made from 100% SAFE and CERTIFIED filters made in the USA. To buy please drop us a line on the contact us section. Click here to view/ purchase