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1st Europlanet Workshop on Coordinated Observations of Exoplanets from Ground and Space.

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THO research team members Tuomo Salmi and Harri Haukka participate the “1st Europlanet Workshop on Coordinated Observations of Exoplanets from Ground and Space” that is held January 29-30, 2011 in Graz, Austria. This workshop goal is to improve the collaboration between the pro-amateurs and professional astronomers. Hopefully the result of the workshop is that pro-amateurs […]

The optical afterglow of the gamma ray burst GRB 101024A was observed by THO research team.

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The optical afterglow of the gamma ray burst GRB 101024A was observed by using the remote telescope that is located in Moorook, Australia. The photograph was taken by Markku Nissinen and the measurements were made by Markku Nissinen, Veli-Pekka Hentunen and Tuomo Salmi. The observation was published in GCN 11373 circular. The aflterglow was exceptional […]

SN 2010iz confirmation picture taken by THO research team.

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Markku Nissinen and Veli-Pekka Hentunen photographed the confirmation picture from the supernova that was located in the galaxy UGC3552. Markku Nissinen took confirmation picture 20.10.2010 with GRAS07 CDK17″ telescope that is located in Nerpio, Spain. Markku measured the position and brightness of the supernova. This supernova was first observed 16.10.2010. The discovery and confirmation was […]

Main building project took a big leap forward.

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The new main building project of the Taurus Hill Observatory moved forward with a big leap when Mansikka ry. granted 114 807,80 euros support for the project. The overall cost estimate of the project is 179 263 euros. The funding portion of the Taurus Hill Observatory is then 76 545,20 euros where 48 000 euros […]

Taurus Hill Obsevatory bought more land for the observatory.

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Warkauden Kassiopeia (the owner association of the Taurus Hill Observatory) bought land from the Varkaus parish. The new bought land area is 5000m2 and at the moment the kota (or hut) is located in this land. In future the new main building will be built in the same area. The estimated starting time of the new […]

Confimation pictures of the supernova SN 2010V.

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Markku Nissinen and Veli-pekka Hentunen photographed the supernova SN 2010V confirmation pictures 7.2.2010 by using the GRAS4 remote telescope (New Mexico). The confirmation was reported to the IAUC and it is mentioned in the discovery circular CBET 2162. The brightness of the supernova was at the time of the photographing about 5 magnitudes and it was locade quite near the […]