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New pictures from the Venus Transit 2012.

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Part of the h-alpha pictures are now processed and uploaded to the Venus Transit 2012 gallery (text are in Finnish). Processing the h-alpha pictures is very challenging and time-consuming. THO “Venus Transit 2012 – Nordkapp Expedition” took about 700 pictures from the transit of Venus. We plan to upload the best pictures to our gallery, […]

Venus transit observed by the Taurus Hill Observatory “Nordkapp Expedition”-team.

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Taurus Hill Observatory research team “Transit of Venus 2012 – Nordkapp Expedition” succeeded to photograph the Venus transit 5.-6.6.2012 in Northern Norway near the North Cape (Nordkapp) in small village called Russenes. Here are the preliminary results and first photos of the event. More photos later in this site. Observers and the expedition members: Jari […]

Taurus Hill Observatory research team in EPSC-DPS in Nantes, France.

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Taurus Hill Observatory research team members Tuomo Salmi and Harri Haukka will participate to the EPSC-DPS conference that is held in Nantes, France, 2.-7.10.2011. Tuomo Salmi will give an oral presentation about the exoplanet research and observations that THO reasearch team have done in las years. Tuomo’s presentation, “Ground Based Support for Exoplanet Space Missions“, […]

Exoplanet KOI 256b observed at Taurus Hill Observatory.

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The bright spring sky makes the light curve measuremets quite challenging. Despite this the Taurus Hill Observatory research team managed to observe and measure the transit of the exoplanet KOI 256b 30.4.2011. KOI 256b is located in Draco and it has been discovered by Kepler-telescope. KOI 256b is still in the list of unconfirmed discoveries. […]

Exoplanet KOI 1452b observed at Taurus Hill Observatory.

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Exoplanet KOI 1452b was observed at Taurus Hill Observatory second time 19./20.4.2011. The object is still listed as unconfirmed in Keplers exoplanet discoveries. According the THO measurements the duration of the transit was 118.7 minutes and the dimmening of the mother star 14.8 mmag. This observation has been published in TRESCA database (CREDIT TRESCA: http://var2.astro.cz/EN/tresca/transit-detail.php?id=1303267527 ).

GJ436b observed at Taurus Hill Observatory.

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Taurus Hill Observatory research team observed GJ436b 29./30.3.2011 at Taurus Hill Observatory. GJ436b has been observed earlier by THO reasearch team. The dimmening of the mother star due the transit was according the measurements 6.3 mmag and duration 61.9 minutes. Measurement has been published in TRESCA database.   http://var2.astro.cz/EN/tresca/transit-detail.php?id=1301456198