The afterglow of the GRB 151027A was observed at Taurus Hill Observatory. Photometric measurements were made with R-filter and V-filter on Tuesday 27th of October 19:11 – 20:36 Finnish time. The photometric brightness of the afterglow was 17.1 magnitude with R-filter and 17.5 magnitude with V-filter.
The partial solar eclipse was observed on Friday 20.3. in Kuoppakangas school yard in Varkaus. The weather was perfect for making observations and there were over 500 visitors who saw this quite rare event live. Here are some event images and images taken with Lunt solar telescope by Esa Heikkinen. In addition there are some […]
Last night a superbright fireball was seen in the most parts of Finland and even in Estonia. The national astronomical association URSA recieved over 300 observations about the fireball during last night. The fireball that was descripted as bright as the Sun and it was green in color. The green color could indicate burning copper […]
This cycles largest solar storm, a G4-class level, hit the Earth’s magnetic field 17.3. As a consequence, the whole of Finland was reflected in the huge auroras. Taurus Hill Observatory all sky camera recorded the auroras throughout the night. Here are some example pictures and the video from the night. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuf7fdg11Ig Check also the auroras photographed in Tampere (Finland) by […]
Jari Juutilainen observed Europa and Io, moons of Jupiter, 7.2.2015 18:30-01:14 when Europa “overpassed” the Io. Jari used a normal digital SLR camera for his observations. In Jari’s blog you can see the GIF animation and a bit more story about the overpass (in Finnish): http://www.pimennysmatkaaja.fi/2015/02/08/europa-peittaa-ion/. Jari is a member of the THO research team.
Weather of this observation season has been really bad: Clouds, more clouds and even more clouds. A few hours of clear skies during the last night was a welcomed change and luckily Taurus Hill Observatory’s All Sky Camera captured a nice bright fireball! Later in the evening the clouds returned once again but this time […]
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) was phographed by the THO Oculus all sky camera. The comet was so brigth that it was quite easy to spot from the photographs.
THO reseach team photographed C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) on Monday 5.1.2015 18 – 23 Finnish time. Observers: Veli-Pekka Hentunen and Tuomo Salmi.
Nice Auroras on Christmas night observed at THO. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMvI1dVYhSw
The fireball was observed at THO 23.12.2014 18:35 Finnish time. It seems that the fireball broke down during the descent.