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Sun photographed with Lunt LS60 h-alpha solar telescope.

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THO research team rehearsed the photographing of the Sun with 2.4″ Lunt LS60 h-alpha solar telescope owned by the observatory. Team managed to photograph the Sun with different exposure times and different h-alpha settings on two days (17.5 and 19.5.). Below are some of the photographs that team managed to take during the rehearsals. Photos: […]

Taurus Hill Observatory main telescope out of order.

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THO’s Paramount ME mount is now out of order for the time being. The main printed circuit board of the mount is broken and it takes some time to fix the board or order a new one. Observatory will use other telescopes for public star shows, but photographing isn’t possible at the moment. We will […]

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“, […]

Some photos about the Graz exoplanet workshop in our gallery.

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Taurus Hill Obsevatory research team members Tuomo Salmi and Harri Haukka participated to the “1st Europlanet Workshop on Coordinated Observations of Exoplanets from Ground and Space” that was held January 29-30, 2011 in Graz, Austria. The workshop was very interesting and there were a lot of discussions about possible projects. The results of the workshop […]

1st Europlanet Workshop on Coordinated Observations of Exoplanets from Ground and Space.

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THO research team members Tuomo Salmi and Harri Haukka participate the “1st Europlanet Workshop on Coordinated Observations of Exoplanets from Ground and Space” that is held January 29-30, 2011 in Graz, Austria. This workshop goal is to improve the collaboration between the pro-amateurs and professional astronomers. Hopefully the result of the workshop is that pro-amateurs […]

First tests of the new Lunt LS60 solar telescope.

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Taurus Hill Observatory bought a new telescope for the Sun observations. The Lunt LS60 h-alpha -telescope has been discovered to be a very excellent telescope for the visual observation purposes. It is also very easy to use the Lunt-telescope for the photographing of the Sun. It has a thread for the T-ring that is used […]

Main building project took a big leap forward.

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The new main building project of the Taurus Hill Observatory moved forward with a big leap when Mansikka ry. granted 114 807,80 euros support for the project. The overall cost estimate of the project is 179 263 euros. The funding portion of the Taurus Hill Observatory is then 76 545,20 euros where 48 000 euros […]

Taurus Hill Obsevatory bought more land for the observatory.

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Warkauden Kassiopeia (the owner association of the Taurus Hill Observatory) bought land from the Varkaus parish. The new bought land area is 5000m2 and at the moment the kota (or hut) is located in this land. In future the new main building will be built in the same area. The estimated starting time of the new […]