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105 Artemis

18.10.2022 at 23.55 - 00.00 - Janakkala, Tervakoski (I)
Petri Kuossari, Riihimäen tähtit. yhdistys

I looked despairingly at the cloudy sky and nevertheless decided to put the telescope outside to cool down, I also adjusted the tripod to the vatupass to wait until midnight. Around 23:30 I went outside and found that the sky had opened up to starry, placed the telescope on the stand and checked the collimation, and performed the focus. I adjust the object's coordinates and other settings on my telescope and when I'm ready at h-moment 23:55 I press the start icon, after about 1.5 minutes of waiting I saw the star TYC 4709-578-1 covering asteroid 105 Artemis on the screen. The joy of su...

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs


10.1.2009 at 02.22 - Pieksämäki (IV)
Timo Kantola

I dug through my archives and reprocessed this video with the AstroSurface program and got a publishable image of Saturn from January 10, 2009, when the rings were visible almost directly from the side. To the right of the rings there is a dim lightening (thuhnu) which is possibly Tethys moon. AstroSurface AstroSurface AstroSurface

Comments: 1 pcs

Nova M31N 2008-12a

2.12.2022 at 20.38 - 22.00 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Viestikallio (I)
Jorma Ryske, Etelä-Suomen kosmol. seura

A positive observation of the recurrent nova M31N 2008-12a in the galaxy M31. Image 1) 2022-12-02 18:38 UT 13x120s+5x60s Picture 2) 2022-12-02 19:04 UT 4x120s. The limit magnitude in figure 1 is 19.1. Nova appears very faint at the marker. Also observed in Tenerife: Recurrent Nova M31N 2008-12a: Discovery of the 2022 eruption with the Las Cumbres Observatory global Telescope network

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Pearl clouds

1.12.2022 at 07.15 - 07.40 - Lapua (V)
Aki Mäkelä

Taken from an airplane in the morning in the east direction, height at that point approx. 5 km, with a cell phone camera. Could there be pearly clouds or could there still be illuminating night clouds at this time of the year?

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 5 pcs

Pearl clouds

1.12.2022 at 07.37 - 08.23 - Kuusamo, Rukatunturi (III)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

The first pearls of winter? In the still dark morning sky, brightly shining clouds could be seen.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Iridescent clouds

30.11.2022 at 10.40 - 10.50 - Turku (III)
Paula Mattila

The surprising appearance of the sun and the beautifully wavy color cloud in the middle of the grayness of November made me happy.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 5 pcs

Suuri Magellanin pilvi

25.11.2022 at 00.00 - 04.30 - Victoria, Gobur, Australia (V)
Tomi Kurri, Porin Karhunvartijat

I photographed the Large Magellanic Cloud on a moonless night in the middle of the rural darkness here in Australia. The Large Magellanic Cloud is located near the South Pole and is never visible in Finland or even in Europe. Both Magellanic Clouds are visible throughout the Australian summer high in the southern sky. The object is really spectacular and the bar structure of the galaxy can be seen with the naked eye. In the sky, the object's apparent diameter is almost 20 times that of the Moon. For example, compared to the Andromeda galaxy, the Magellanic clouds are really easy to see wit...

Comments: 4 pcs


23.11.2022 at 20.15 - 21.15 - Joensuu (III)
Antti Taskinen, Joensuun Seulaset

The weather has been, to put it mildly, challenging for observing planets this fall, at least in Joensuu. When the clouds have not been in the way, the wind has been strong and the seeing has been miserable. Now finally, after a break of two and a half months, I was able to distinguish some details from the surface of Mars again. The pictures were still pretty blurry. It's great that Mars in the sky shines like this when the opposition is approaching, if only there would be better seeing there in the next few weeks. The picture shows e.g. Elysium and Mare Cimmerium, the north is below.

Comments: 1 pcs

(20971) 1981 DR1

2.9.2022 at 22.23 - 23.17 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (I)
Kari Laihia, Toni Veikkolainen, Porin Karhunvartijat

(20971) 1981 DR1 (1981 DR1) A central main belt asteroid imaged on the first evening of 2022 DS days. When photographing Aquarius NGC 6772 bipolar planetary 12mag nebula, this object came into the picture. The Eunomia family asteroid was discovered by the American astronomer Schelte John "Bobby" Bus (b.1956) at the Australian Siding Spring Observatory on February 28, 1981. Bobby Bus has discovered a total of 1683 asteroids and comet 87P/Bus. Source Wikipedia . The size of the small asteroid is 3.73 km. Spectral class S according to the family. When ...

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Quiet aurora band

28.9.2022 at 00.00 - 00.45 - Torsken, Norja (II)
Atte Ahola, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Expectations for the evening were high, because we had arrived on the island of Senja to the wonderful scenery. The sky was quite clear, so we headed to the pre-planned shooting location. At the end of the Gryllefjord. The place turned out to be a very dark place when the moon did not illuminate the landscape. Perhaps it was too dark because the mountains couldn't be photographed as the shadows were visible without burning the sky. The northern lights were surprisingly quiet that night before the clouds arrived. I expected that the lights would have risen over the fjord and I would have go...

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

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