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.
Observation of the transit of the exoplanet from the night between Saturday and Sunday (September 9 – 10, 2023). The target was Kepler-718b in the constellation of Cygnus. The target was quite dim for the Taurus Hill Observatory’s equipment, only 15.2 mag. That’s why the exposure was 150 s long and few observation points were […]
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 […]
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 […]
A few meteors, possibly belonging to the Perseids, were captured by THO’s allsky camera. These meteors must have been fireballs in brightness to leave the old visible in the allsky camera image. The sky was still quite bright and the protective dome of the camera is a little dirty from the summer. The sky was […]
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, […]