The all sky camera captured 1/4 sky auroras 25.3.2014. In the video below you can spot the auroras in 0:44
Taurus Hill Observatory all sky camera has observed also some halos during the early spring. Here are the highlights. 6.3.2014 Halo of the Moon and the Jupiter. 10.3.2014 Halo of the Moon and 22″ halo. 12.3.2014 The 9″ halo (Van Buijsen) and 22″ halo. The halo of the Moon
Taurus Hill Observatory all sky camera has photographed several fireballs in recent weeks. Here is the summary of observations. 6.3.2014 10.3.2014 11.3.2014 25.3.2014 26.3.2014 31.3.2014
Taurus Hill Observatory all sky -camera managed to photograph very bright auroras 27./28.3.2014. First there was quite a lot of clouds, but they vanished just in time for auroras. The video about the auroras below. And here are some single shots that shows how bright the auroras were:
It has been a while since the sky was clear above the Taurus Hill Observatory. 25.-26.2.2014 THO’s all-sky -camera photographed a fireball that had a brightness of full Moon. The time and the direction of the fireball above were in line with the visual observation made by Mikko Savolainen in Kouvola (in Finnish: http://www.taivaanvahti.fi/observations/show/22447).
Taurus Hill Observatory research team manage to observe the after glow of the gamma ray burst GRB 140215A by using the remote telescope located in Auberry, California, USA. Team observed GRB about 1.5 hours and during that time the after glow dimmed very rapidly from the 17.00V magnitudes to 19.07CR magnitude.
The halo of the Jupiter was observed by the THO all sky -camera 31.1.2014. Because the field of view is so large with the all sky -camera, it is quite hard to notice this halo, but it is still quite clear when you watch closely. This halo caused by Jupiter is quite rare and therefore […]
Quite bright fireball (or meteor) was observed by THO all sky -camera 30.1.2014 at 20:01. In the right upper corner is 200% magnification from the fireball. You can clearly see the bright “flash” in the end of the fireball trail. The fireball came from the east and headed to the west.
Jari Juutilainen photographed the supernova SN 2014J 28.1.2014 with DSLR -camera without any automatic tracking. Supernova was bright enough to be observed from the sinlge image (f2.8, ISO3200, 1,3s). Here is Jari’s combined photo of the supernova and the galaxies that are in the same region of the sky. More in Jari’s blog (in Finnish): […]
Taurus Hill Observatory research team measured the spectrum of the supernova SN 2014J. For measurement the THO research team used SBIG STT-8300M -camera, StarAnalyser100 spectrum lattice and Rspec-program. The image shows clearly the typical Ia-type of supernova spectrum, including the Si-II absorbtion line with wavelength of 6100 Angstrom. This is caused by fusion of the […]