Posts By: inshaukkaharri

Taurus Hill Observatory’s 20th anniversary year

Posted by & filed under , , .

In 2024, it will be exactly 20 years since Taurus Hill Observatory began its full-scale operations. Taurus Hill Observatory got a new rough and shiny dome just before Christmas 2003, and after the turn of the year, the main telescope, the 12-inch Meade still serving Kassiopeia, was installed in the tower. This jubilee year is […]

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks

Posted by & filed under , .

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks photographed with Taurus Hill Observatory’s Meade16″ACF telescope and SBIG STT-8300M camera without filter. Photo was taken 12 February 2024 at 18:45 Finnish time. Image stacked from a 10 x 120 s image.

HAT-P-61b exoplanet transit observation

Posted by & filed under , .

HAT-P-61b exoplanet transit observation. The observed values differ quite a lot from the catalog values: the duration of the transit was 85 min (vs. 100 min) and the dimming was 17.3 mmag (vs. 10.4 mmag). The focus was done poorly and maybe the choice of reference stars was not quite right. This object has been […]

Exoplanet WTS-2b transit measured.

Posted by & filed under , .

The first exoplanet transit observation of the new observation season at Taurus Hill Observatory on August 20 – 21, 2023. Now, towards the end of August, the night sky is already dark long enough for the entire transit to be observed. At night, the target was the transit of the exoplanet WTS-2b in the constellation […]