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Halos observed by the all sky camera

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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

Full sky auroras observed at THO!

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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:

Bright fireball observed at Taurus Hill Observatory

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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).

Supernova SN 2014J photographed with DSLR -camera

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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): […]

The spectrum of the supernova SN 2014J measured

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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 […]