New techniques for moon sighting explained

August 17, 2017

by Abdul Hakiim Yakof of Borneo Bulletin

TWO working papers on the use of modern technology for the sighting of crescent moon (Hilal) were presented during the Falak Syar’ie parallel session at The Rizqun International Hotel, Gadong yesterday.

The parallel session was part of the 14th Southeast Asia Survey Congress (SEASC) 2017 organised by the Ministry of Development’s Survey Department, in collaboration with the Brunei Institution of Geomatics (BIG), under the auspices of the Asean Federation of Land and Geomatics Survey (AFLAG).

Haji Julaihi bin Haji Lamat, from the Brunei Institute of Geomatics, during his presentation on ‘Imaging Method for Crescent Moon Sighting with Charge Couple Device (CCD)’. – YUSRIN JUNAIDI

In his presentation on ‘Imaging Method for Crescent Moon Sighting with the Charge Couple Device (CCD)’, Haji Julaihi bin Haji Lamat, from the Brunei Institute of Geomatics, introduced the CCD as a technology that was born in 1969 at the AT&T Bell Labs, and has since undergone vast improvements with modern software.

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