Taurus Hill Observatory bought Starlight Xpress Oculus All Sky -camera in 2013. Now there is a possibility to see the latest picture taken by the camera directly in THO web pages. The direct link to the camera page is http://www.kassiopeia.net/taivaskamera/. Note that camera doesn’t take pictures 24/7. The reason for this that the camera doesn’t […]
Veli-Pekka Hentunen made an observation about the quasar Oj 287 23./24.1.2014 and measured the brightness. According the Veli-Pekka’s photo, the brightness of the Oj 287 was 14,96 magnitudes (R).
Veli-Pekka Hentunen from Taurushill Observatory research team managed to measure the light curve of the exoplanet GJ436b 23./24.1.2014. This measurement has been reported to the TRESCA database. Below is the light curve and the direct link to the TRESCA is http://var2.astro.cz/EN/tresca/transit-detail.php?id=1390572602
It has been a while since THO research team photographed supernovae. Here is a picture about the supernova SN 2014J, located in M82, taken by Veli-Pekka Hentunen in Taurus Hill Observatory. According to Veli-Pekka’s picture, the brightness of the supernova was about 10,92 magnitudes (CR, comparison star NOMAD1 1596-0106875).
Lovejoy has been in “shadow” of the comet ISON in media. Still Lovejoy is a very good comet for binocular observations and it is easier to find from the sky at the moment. Veli-Pekka Hentunen from the Taurus Hill Observatory research team managed to take the following photograph from the comet Lovejoy 26.11.2012 about 01:00-02:00 (Finnish time). […]
The comet C/2013 R1 (LOVEJOY) is one of the bright comets at the sky at the moment. Jari Juutilainen managed to photograph this comet again 25.11.2013. More in Jaris blog: http://www.pimennysmatkaaja.fi
Jari Juutilainen from Taurus Hill Observatory research team observed comets C/2012 S1 (ISON), C/2013 R1 (LOVEJOY) and C/2012 X1 (LINEAR). More about the comets, Vesta and Ceres can be found from Jaris blog: http://www.pimennysmatkaaja.fi
Taurus Hill Observatory All Sky -camera photographed auroras above the observatory sky 30.-31.10.2013. Now this time-lapse video is in THO’s YouTube-channel.
Comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR) exploded a few weeks ago and got as bright as 8,5 magnitudes. The brightening has continued after this event and according the prediction this comet might be a nice comet for binoculars to observe. Jari Juutilainen from THO research team observed and photographed the comet 1.11.2013 in Tampere with DSLR-camera. More […]
THO research team member Jari Juutilainen photographed the comet ISON with a DSLR-camera in Tampere 19.10.2013. Jari used 164 x 1,6 second exposures and after combining the images, the comet was visible in the final picture.