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Taurus Hill Observatory’s 20th anniversary year

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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 […]

New CCD camera for Taurus Hill Observatory

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Taurus Hill Observatory has acquired a new CCD camera. The purchase was confirmed in August 2021, when the observatorys project funding application was approved by the Mansikka ry. The observatory receives a 75% subsidy on the purchase price of the camera. The new camera is an ASI 2600MM Pro and comes with a ZWO EFW […]

GRB 210306A after glow observed

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GRB 210306A after glow observed with iTelescope T24 remote telescope. Photo by: Markku Nissinen.   Full GCN Circular 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: […]