Markku Nissinen and Harri Vilokki photographed Messier 42 with the EQ5 SynScan mount and Canon EOS 40D digital camera with the 300mm telephoto lens. The picture below is a combine of 10 sec., 30 sec., 60 sec and 120 sec. exposured picture
THO research team organized a small CCD workshop 4.1.2009. The participants were Harri Vilokki, Tuomo Salmi, Jari Torpakko, Esa Heikkinen, Markku Nissinen and Veli-Pekka Hentunen. In workshop they photographed some well known Messier objects, M1 and M15. In workshop the research team practiced how to calibrate, align and track the objects. One main target was […]
Merry Christmas and happy new year to all Sunset in Kangaslampi. Picture: Ilkka Launonen.
We had to take our webpages offline due the hacking. Now we have managed to get our observatory sites back online.
The participants of the annual autumn meeting elected new persons to the Taurus Hill Observatory board of directors. Our long-standing board members Veli-Pekka Hentunen and Henri Taino left their positions in the board. Therefore the meeting participants elected two new member to the board and they are Harri Vilokki (the new secretary) and Olli Rantula […]
The www-sites of the Warkauden Kassiopeia (the owner organization of the THO) and the Finnish sites of the THO were hacked in week 47. Due this the sites (mentioned abowe) are not working 100%. We are seeking the solution for this hacking problem. At the moment the english THO sites are working well and there […]
On Wednesday 12.11.2008 the supernovae discoverers Veli-Pekka Hentunen and Markku Nissinen were interviewed to the Finnish main TV news “Kymmenen uutiset” (Ten a clock news). This news broadcast is the main daily news in Finland.
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation granted a 5000 euros grant for the Taurus Hill Observatory for the equipment of the secont observatory building. The grant was announced 9.10.2008, which is the birthday of the maritime counsellor Antti Wihuri (1883-1962). Taurus Hill Observatory and Warkauden Kassiopeia (the owner organizaion of the observatory) wants to give thanks for […]
Veli-Pekka Hentunen and Markku Nissinen from the research team of the Taurus Hill Observatory were interviewed by the TV news reporter 12.8.2008 for East Finland regional news. The subject was supernovae and especially the supernova searching. The interview lasted about 2 min. 30 sec. so it was a quite long time for a short TV […]
Veli-Pekka Hentunen wrote a PDF document that includes all currently known exoplanet transit predictions that can be observed from Finland. The document is now free for downloading and it can be downloaded by clicking this link. The PDF is about 130 kilobytes large. The document uses the information that is available in the www.transitsearch.org website.