The Taurus Hill Observatory all sky camera has photographed several fireballs (bright meteors) in recent weeks. Here is the picture collection of the observed fireballs from the 7th of September to 16th of September.
Auroras filled the sky 13.9. and luckily it was clear sky in Taurus Hill Observatory site and therefore the all sky camera managed to photograph this amazing event. A few example pictures:
The autumn season has started with usual rainy weathers but Taurus Hill Observatory’s research team member Veli-Pekka Hentunen managed to measure the light curve of exoplanet KOI127b. KOI127b is one of the exoplanet candidates found by the Kepler-satellite. For the light curve 102 images with 150 seconds exposure time were taken. The star wich expolanet […]
A new season started in THO with a nice picture of comet C/2014 E2 (Jacques)! Taurus Hill Observatory’s reasearch team member Veli-Pekka Hentunen observed the comet during the night between 5th-6th of September. A light of the comet was captured in a 10 x 90 seconds sequences. It still takes at least a few weeks […]
Taurus Hill Observatory’s All Sky Camera has returned from the summer break! The summertime in Finland is way too bright for astronomical observations and even the shortest possible exposure in the camera’s software burns the image all white. Now summer is coming to the end and the sky is getting darker every night. We are […]
During the Finnish summer time there isn’t a lot of astronomical things you can observe. The sun is one of the rare celestial object that it is possible to observe. Taurus Hill Observatory research team photographed the sun 5.7.2014 by using the Lunt h-alpha-telescope. This photo is a combine of two ten picture sets. Ten pictures […]
When it is bright and clear summer night, it is possible to spot the Earth’s shadow in the evening just after the sunset. Here is Earth’s shadow photographed in Taurus Hill Observatory 5.7.2014 23:56 (Finnish time)
Some very bright halos observed by Jari Juutilainen 14.5.2014. Here are the best photos of the event. More in Jari’s blog (in Finnish): http://www.pimennysmatkaaja.fi/2014/05/14/harvinaisia-ja-kirkkaita-koko-taivaan-haloja/
THO research team member Jari Juutilainen observed very bright halos in Tampere. In addition with the “normal” halos Jari observed e.g. Parry arc that isn’t so usual phenomenon. More in Jari’s Pimennysmatkaaja blog (in Finnish)
Taurus Hill Observatory all sky camera photographed a bright fireball 4.4. at 3:00 am (Finnish time). It seems that this fireball exploded at the end.