Clear nights this fall have been quite rare. At the Taurus Hill Observatory, transit observations of exoplanets were made in October on two nights between Sunday and Monday, October 23-24. and 30 – 31.10. The target objects were Qatar-4b, WASP-12b, K2-30b and HAT-P-52b. Photos: credit Tresca ETD.
The brightness measurements of the gamma-ray burst GRB 110213A OA, made by the Taurus Hill Observatory observation group (Hentunen, Nissinen, Salmi) with the New Mexico GRAS 011 and Taurus Hill Observatory C14 telescopes, are included in the article published today in the Astrophysical Journal on November 1, 2022: Wang Xiang-Gao et al., GRB 110213A: A […]
Despite the unstable weather forecasts, a partial solar eclipse was observed in the Taurus Hill Observatory area on Tuesday, October 25. A partial solar eclipse was also observed this time in Taurus Hill Observatory with a solar telescope. The purpose was to make a time-lapse video like last time, but variable fog and cloudiness covered […]
Taurus Hill Observatory has been awarded a grant of 5,000 euros from the Jenny and Antti Wihuri fund for renewing the telescope stand. This grant will be used to purchase a new stand for the Meade 12″ LX200 telescope on the public viewing platform of the observatory. The original fork type of stand and its […]
After several years, the European planetary research community will gather at the traditional EPSC (Europlanet Science Congress) conference on September 18-23. This year, EPSC will be held in Granda, Spain, where it was originally supposed to be held already in 2020. The last two EPSC conferences have been held as remote conferences via the internet, […]
The light curve of the HAT-P-3b exoplanet transit did come completely by “fluttering”. Everything seemed to go wrong when measuring, but still the light curve is quite reasonable. At the beginning of the measuring, the camera cell was right on ice. The first target HAT-P-36b failed at all due to camera cell freezing. Due to […]
Couple of exoplanet transit observations from 21.-22.3.2022 night. WASP-48b and TOI2152.01b. The TOI2152.01b transit occurred approximately 20 min earlier than predicted. The brightness of the morning already hindered the measurement of the rest of the transit. Otherwise, the transit should be clear. There are no previous measurements on this subject, at least in the TRESCA […]
Couple exoplanet observations from the night 19.-20.3.2022. Observed exoplanets were WASP-12b and WASP-92b.
Light curves of the three exoplanets from the last couple of nights (17.-18.3.). The beginning of the last one was omitted, because the transit took place about 1.5 hours earlier than had been reported in the catalog data.
Exoplanet light curves from the 28.2./1.3. night: KPS-1b and Qatar-1b. The transit of KPS-1b was about an hour later than predicted.