Posts Categorized: Observations

Light curve of Exoplanet KOI127b

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The autumn season has started with usual rainy weathers but Taurus Hill Observatory’s research team member Veli-Pekka Hentunen managed to measure the light curve of exoplanet KOI127b. KOI127b is one of the exoplanet candidates found by the Kepler-satellite. For the light curve 102 images with 150 seconds exposure time were taken. The star wich expolanet […]

Comet C/2014 E2 (Jacques) observed in THO

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A new season started in THO with a nice picture of comet C/2014 E2 (Jacques)! Taurus Hill Observatory’s reasearch team member Veli-Pekka Hentunen observed the comet during the night between 5th-6th of September. A light of the comet was captured in a 10 x 90 seconds sequences. It still takes at least a few weeks […]

All Sky Camera returns from the summer break

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Taurus Hill Observatory’s All Sky Camera has returned from the summer break! The summertime in Finland is way too bright for astronomical observations and even the shortest possible exposure in the camera’s software burns the image all white. Now summer is coming to the end and the sky is getting darker every night. We are […]

Earth’s shadow photographed in THO

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When it is bright and clear summer night, it is possible to spot the Earth’s shadow in the evening just after the sunset. Here is Earth’s shadow photographed in Taurus Hill Observatory 5.7.2014 23:56 (Finnish time)  

Some halos observed by Jari Juutilainen

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THO research team member Jari Juutilainen observed very bright halos in Tampere. In addition with the “normal” halos Jari observed e.g. Parry arc that isn’t so usual phenomenon. More in Jari’s Pimennysmatkaaja blog (in Finnish)