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15.8.2022 at 02.19 - Tampere (III)
Tapio Lahtinen, Tampereen Ursa

And then something different. I don't think anyone in Finland has tried this. On a foreign forum, I once read in a byline that the Ha solar tube could theoretically be used to photograph the moon as well. I doubted a little that when the filtering is so huge that it might be successful. Last night I finally got it into my head to try the theory and it worked. However, the exposure had to be in the order of a second and the gain was almost at zero. The end result of a stack of 100 pictures is this. You won't win prizes with this, but you can recognize the time of the moon very well.

Comments: 1 pcs


14.8.2022 at 21.55 - 04.09 - Jyväskylä (III)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

After two active nights, the activity of the Perseids has declined, but if the weather permits, there will be a good chance to observe shooting stars in the coming nights as well.

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 5 pcs


15.8.2022 at 04.39 - 04.48 - Lempäälä, Sääksjärvi (III)
Teemu Syväjärvi

When I woke up this morning, I was just photographing Jupiter through my Newtonian mirror telescope with my old iPhone 7 smartphone. The pictures turned out to be a bit out of focus, when looking through the telescope, I could see various details of Jupiter and I also distinguished two or three Galilean moons.

Images: 7 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs


14.8.2022 at 02.07 - Helsinki (IV)
Samuli Vuorinen, Kirkkonummen komeetta

The Heavens-Above service predicted that a long line of Starlink communication satellites could be seen in the sky, the launch vehicle of which was visible in the Finnish sky the other night. I went to hang out on the balcony and the view surprised me with its spectacularity. I quickly tried to shoot a video of the satellite line with the phone's camera, and adjust the video to be brighter in post-processing. The image quality is not very flattering, and the focus escapes at one point in the video, but at the beginning of the video, you can still see quite comfortably a bunch of satellites...

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 6 pcs


14.8.2022 at 02.07 - 02.08 - Jyväskylä (III)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

The Nyrölä meteor camera captured the starlink satellites' beam. A few Perseids also hit the pictures.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs


13.8.2022 at 23.00 - 04.00 - Porvoo, Sondby (III)
Jorma Koski, Ursa (Helsinki)

Bright shooting stars were still visible in the continuations of the Perseid meteors. The weather was clear, but the almost full moon was a hindrance.

Images: 5 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs


13.8.2022 at 22.40 - 02.48 - Jyväskylä (IV)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

Last night, the activity of the Perseids was even slightly higher than the previous night. Unfortunately, the moon slightly hinders the observations of the Watec camera. The weather forecast looks good for the coming nights as well, so the activity count continues...

Images: 6 pcs • Comments: 7 pcs


14.8.2022 at 02.07 - 02.09 - Turku (IV)
Mikko Peussa, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

A beautiful line of Starlink satellites (21 pcs) moved across the sky. This was a wonderful display as well and the satellites were like a glowing string of pearls moving in the night sky. Unfortunately, the queue was so tight that even in the tested 1-second exposure, they were drawn as one line, even though you could tell them apart with your eyes. Next time, with a video camera if there is such a tight queue. However, I got them on two different cameras, one of which was on duty for the Perseids on the balcony. I made a short sped-up animation for the beginning of both and there are also tw...

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs


14.8.2022 at 02.07 - 02.08 - Espoo (III)
Juhani Lampi, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Musk satellite, i.e. time directly in the west, approx. 45 degrees, from south to north

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

A fireball at night, brighter than the venus

13.8.2022 at 01.10 - 01.10 - Leppävirta (III)
Pasi Tuomainen, Ursa (Itä-Suomi)

Two evenings of Perseid hunting, you ended up with a dozen small streaks, and this one was clearly the brightest.

Comments: 1 pcs

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