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 […]
Exoplanet HAT-P-16b transit was observed at Taurus Hill Observatory 3/4. October. The change in the brightness of the parent star caused by the transit was 13.3 mmag and the duration of the transit was 181.3 min. This object has been observed at Taurus Hill Observatory a couple of times before. The device includes a Celestron […]
Comet C / 2019 L3 (Atlas) from 1/2.10.2021. The observation object changed from an exoplanet transit to a comet, because the clouds in the sky varied so much from the early night. Images from a nearly 17-year-old CCD camera are starting to have quite a lot of hot pixels, so the image becomes quite hazy. […]
The first exoplanet light curve transit of this fall’s observation period was measured at Taurus Hill Observatory 30.8.2021. The target was HAT-P-10b / WASP-11b. The transit was exactly as predicted, the duration of the transit was about 160 min and the dimming of the parent star was about 25 mmag.
EPSC, or Europlanet Science Congress, 2021 will be held online, as in the previous year. Taurus Hill Observatory observations will be presented again this time as part of the ODAA5 session on Friday, September 24th. It is not possible to present a typical scientific poster in a virtual conference, but now, for the second year […]
The May Day party continued at the Taurus Hill Observatory, when three comets were spotted on 1 – 2 May 2021 at 00.35-02.00 Finnish time: C / 2020 R4 (ATLAS), C / 2020 T2 (Palomar) and C / 2017 K2 (PANSTARRS). In the pictures, the north is at the top and the east is on […]
An alternative celebration of COVID “vappu” (May Day), the exoplanet observation at the Taurus Hill Observatory 30.4. – 1.5.2021 from 23.40 to 02.45 Finnish time. The transit duration of the exoplanet Qatar-1b was 97.2 min and the dimming was 25.0 mmag. Happy May Day to all THO fb group members!
Comet C/2020 R4 (ATLAS) photographed at Taurus Hill Observatory on April 28, 2021 at 23:53 Finnish time. A sum image of ten individual images and a single image with an R filter were taken. Exposure in a single image is 80 seconds. The size of the image in the sum image is about 12 ‘x […]
A rare week in April. Seven consecutive clear nights. The dark moment of the night still lasted so long that the light curves of the exoplanet transits could be well measured. During the week (April 14 – April 20, 2021), the Taurus Hill Observatory measured the light curves of nine different exoplanets. For two nights, […]
Past few weeks have been good for fireball observations and THO all sky camera has photographed a few of them. Below are the latest observations.