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The history of coffee begins in Yemen

Considered the ‘Wine of Arabia,’ coffee drinking first appeared in the Sufi monasteries of Yemen in the 15th century where Arab Sufi monks adopted coffee as a drink that would allow them to more easily stay awake for midnight prayers. Soon enough the beverage slipped into everyday use and evolved into a lucrative trade item that spread throughout the Islamic world and sprouted clusters of kaveh kanes or coffee houses in Persia, Egypt, Turkey, Syria and North Africa. These coffee houses became centers of intellectual life where men would meet together to talk, listen to and discuss poetry, share their opinions on the issues of the day or play games like chess and backgammon. 

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The Sombrero Galaxy by strongmanmike2002 on Flickr.Tramite Flickr:
Orion Optics AG12 F3.8
Starlightxpress SXVF-H694, SX USB CFW, SX OAG unit + Atlas Focuser
LRGB = 120 30 30 30min (bin 1X1) Astronomik filters
-20C chip temp - no darks and no flats
Focal length 1120mm
Image scale 0.84”/pix 
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress Loadstar
Comments
Clear, foggy, 2/3 moon for 1hr of the colour data, average seeing

spacettf:

The Sombrero Galaxy by strongmanmike2002 on Flickr.

Tramite Flickr:
Orion Optics AG12 F3.8
Starlightxpress SXVF-H694, SX USB CFW, SX OAG unit + Atlas Focuser
LRGB = 120 30 30 30min (bin 1X1) Astronomik filters
-20C chip temp - no darks and no flats
Focal length 1120mm
Image scale 0.84”/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress Loadstar

Comments

Clear, foggy, 2/3 moon for 1hr of the colour data, average seeing