The Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) is the major European meeting on planetary science. In light of the COVID-19 situation, EPSC 2021, originally planned for Helsinki, will be held as a virtual meeting. EPSC2021 is the second time that EPSC has been held as a virtual meeting. The virtual meetings are likely to play an increasingly important role in supporting […]
Past few weeks have been good for fireball observations and THO all sky camera has photographed a few of them. Below are the latest observations.
GRB 210306A after glow observed with iTelescope T24 remote telescope. Photo by: Markku Nissinen. Full GCN Circular https://gcn.gsfc.nasa.gov/gcn/gcn3/29603.gcn3 and below. TITLE: GCN CIRCULAR NUMBER: 29603 SUBJECT: GRB 210306A: iTelescope T24 optical observations DATE: 21/03/06 14:23:19 GMT FROM: Veli-Pekka Hentunen at Taurus Hill Obs,A95 Veli-Pekka Hentunen and Markku Nissinen (Taurus Hill Observatory, Varkaus, Finland) report: […]
The target exoplanet was the TESS satellite candidate TOI1455.01b. The timing of the transit was about an hour earlier than predicted, so the transit was close to not being included in the light curve. The measured length of the transit was 143 min, which is about 30 min shorter than predicted. The dimming caused by […]
The high-quality all sky camera has now finally been installed in Castle of Clouds (Finnish as Pilvilinna) that is private amateur observatory at the THO site. The camera has a resolution of six megapixels and produces a color image for the Warkauden Kassiopeia and THO websites every few minutes. The camera pole has been turned […]
The clear weather that lasted for a few nights last week made it possible to make observations at the Härkämäki Observatory. With the observation deck of Celestron, a light curves of seven different exoplanets were observed from 7 to 10 December 2020. The SBIG ST-8XME CCD camera with a photometric R-filter was used for the […]
Comet C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) observerd at THO 03:14 Finnish time. Combined photo of 15 x 80 sec R-filter.
Taurus Hill Observatory visits and public events cannot take place normally due to the corona epidemic. You can visit THO, but you have to stay is outside. The observatory equipment and telescopes are not in use. The maximum group size recommendation is 12 people. Events etc. are held outside so that everyone can hear the […]
THO EPSC 2020 (Europlanet Science Congress) presentation is under session “ODAA3 Professional-Amateur collaborations in small bodies, terrestrial and giant planets, exoplanets, and ground-based support of space missions” as a poster. You can also check poster by clickin link below. EPSC2020-527; Exoplanet Observations in Taurus Hill Observatory – Scientific Support for Research Programs; Harri Haukka, Veli-Pekka […]