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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus

14.12.2014 at 19.30 - Vaasa (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

Andromeda in Vaasa celebrated its 25th anniversary by organizing an audience show under the auspices of the Geminids. The camera was on a serial fire trying to get star flights to be recorded. The weather was pretty challenging, and filming the Geminids turned out to be challenging as well. Did not want the brightness enough. Even the clouds weighed on and I was already going to turn off the camera. Luckily I didn't have time :). There was enough brightness at this subject. The direction was pretty much north to south. The colors stood out even with the eye bringing the image light blue. S...

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

A fireball at night, brigter than the venus

25.2.2017 at 19.32 - Vaasa (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

We ordered an attraction for the Meteoriih audience show. At the same time, the camera was knocking streak images in the direction of Orion. In fact, I only saw a glimpse of the fireball with the side eye. Did the camera shoot at that moment? Jess! Disappointed was bitter when I picked up the picture crop later at home. That dim sweep was it? According to the shooting data, that's it. The camera clock shows 19.32.25. Oh blunt! 8-millimeter can flatten items!

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 10 pcs

A fireball in a twilight sky

18.10.2018 at 20.45 - Mustasaari (IV)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

I tried to better describe the lower part of the Milky Way. However, the moon ruined those dreams, and not even a strong wind on the beach helped the situation. However, one box was hit by a fast starburst. It looked pretty live, but it was pretty dim on the cell. However, green and red stand out slightly in the image. The swipe was so fast that I didn’t really have time to memorize the details. It feels like green started and ended with a red twinkle.

Images: 2 pcs

A fireball at night, brigter than the venus

30.8.2019 at 23.37 - Vaasa (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

Gopro was unhappy on the roof before the actual decent reposting. After all, the skyline in the pictures was already green. A promising fireball candidate was found in one timelapse image. Had 15 s of exposure.

Images: 2 pcs

Half-sky auroras

12.9.2014 at 23.30 - Muonio (IV)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

Autumn trip in Muonio, Särkijärvi. From ten in the evening they stared at the sky. Already stopped and went to dry the badly moistened optics. However, one still had to glance out before going to bed and that’s when the sky tore. The pictures probably tell better.

Images: 6 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Half-sky auroras

14.12.2015 at 21.00 - Vaasa (IV)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

The geminids were to be captured on the cell. The camera knocked 653 images, two of which showed a starburst. So the success rate is 0.3% :) The busiest northern lights activity would have been on the left side of the camera. However, the camera was aimed at a potential starburst. Well, I would then make a timelapse video of the pictures taken as an experiment. Images change every 0.1 s. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gvMsgLY55yo&feature=youtu.be

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Half-sky auroras

20.1.2016 at 19.30 - Vaasa (IV)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

A visit to the mailbox after the advertising mail revealed a repost situation. Sing back out with the camera and tripod. Pretty careful they were repos. Mostly light green visually. The camera, of course, dug out other shades. Sometimes tried to develop a dull corona, without success. Kipakka frost drove back inside early. The moon brought a little of its own challenge to yawning.

Images: 6 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Half-sky auroras

13.10.2016 at 21.43 - 22.18 - Vaasa (IV)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

The alarm came once in time. At 9.30 p.m., the countries had nothing but a faint belt facing north. On the south side, however, was some vague dim fuss that the camera revealed to be green. From there, Korona ruptured, and then a belt stretching from far west to far east, which refused to fit into the field of view of even the Kasimian Samyang :) Finally, the action shifted northward in several belts and then faded into a dim fog. A few stills and the rest as an animation.

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 9 pcs

Active aurora band

27.3.2017 at 22.30 - Vaasa (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

A little different repo photos this time. I tried to shoot a comet next to Otava's bucket. It didn’t seem to stick to the cell, but the repos suddenly came to greet. There was no time to pick up a wider cake, so I described the cracks in the trees at 135mm. Pretty atmospheric images came this time. The wind was strong and the clouds were trying to come cover the Show.

Images: 6 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Active aurora band

13.10.2017 at 22.00 - Vaasa (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

When I returned from the theater, repo alarms rang. As strange as it now feels, the sky was open !! Not when in the backyard to try with the camera. There were rays and belts. Korona also tried. Let's see if the verticals are now coming in the right direction. I turned and narrowed them down a bit.

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Diffuse glow

24.10.2017 at 21.15 - Vaasa (I)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

Let’s put the dim northern light gauze low in the north in the statistics. Just and something just stood out visually. Not this time in the Vaasa region.

Images: 2 pcs

Quiet aurora band

5.2.2018 at 19.25 - Mustasaari, Panike (II)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

In Raippaluoto, which describes zodiac light. 18 degrees below zero! Little did the bright great Milky Way try to disturb the northern lights :)

Images: 3 pcs

Quiet aurora band

14.3.2018 at 21.20 - Vaasa (II)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

A faint glow that the camera revealed as a green belt. Forced to go to sleep, so the best stage in a couple of hours was missed :(

Images: 2 pcs

Quiet aurora band

22.9.2018 at 22.15 - Vaasa, Söderfjärdenin Meteoriihi (II)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

We spent a nice open house evening in Meteoriihe. Despite the wind, the crowd arrived very much. The crowd surprised the sausage fryers even worse, and the goods supplement had to be picked up to get from the city :) During the evening we admired e.g. an ascending crowd of thousands of individuals, the Moon, Mars, and Saturn. The repos also flashed through the evening in the sky, but at their best they were only at the time of departure. The pictures were taken from the middle stages of that crater hole.

Images: 7 pcs

Half-sky auroras

7.10.2018 at 21.15 - Vaasa (IV)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

Originally, GoPro had to be tested in streak photography. Actually, as soon as it had started its contract, it started to pop a repo alarm from more than one direction. Then came the slightly greener 202 image streak compilation. While GoPro knocked on his pictures, of course, he had to get into a slightly more open place with his wits. In that hustle and bustle of the stunningly bright green belt, I had time to miss, but the camera eye could see my own nice shapes in the sky better. There seemed to be activity on the south side as well, and now afterwards you can imagine seeing a dim SAR arc ...

Images: 5 pcs

Auroras seen through breaks in the clouds

31.8.2019 at 22.45 - 03.30 - Vaasa (II)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

At midnight the situation seemed so calm that I went to sleep. However, Gopro was on the roof on call and this time it worked until the morning, Half past four countries the sky seems to have dawned. At that point, the images still showed blue rays. In the past, the clouds did everything they could to keep that belt hidden. Video full package: https://youtu.be/c2VGHeNCu_8

Images: 7 pcs

Active aurora band

27.9.2019 at 22.30 - Vaasa, Strömsö (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

Now it went a bit like in Strömsö :) Could there be a noticeable SAR arc in those Milky Way images? Comes from right to bottom and runs diagonally to the left up through the Milky Way. Appears better when viewed on a mobile phone ... At the same time, Gopro was on duty at the nearby home on the roof of the house. Kindly continued until morning. https://youtu.be/ILsOBveadoY

Images: 5 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Quiet aurora band

29.10.2019 at 20.00 - Vaasa (II)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

Yesterday, the Milky Way was great in Meteoriih. There was no camera included. I had to go a little closer now, in Strömsö. Weakly that now stood out, but the north side greened nicely. An interesting bright object in the pictures included. I had reason to guess ...

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Half-sky auroras

18.2.2020 at 19.30 - Vaasa, Strömsö (IV)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

We were doing a story for Yle on the radio about filming the northern lights. Yes, the weather happened! Almost the entire sky was covered in green hood. Sometimes rays stood out, even long ones. A really successful evening!

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Quiet aurora band

16.3.2020 at 20.45 - Vaasa, Strömsö (II)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

I went to Strömsö beach to photograph the zodiac light when the forecasts promised to be clear. However, as the sky darkened, it clouded at the same time. According to Spaceweather, the repo values were somewhat elevated, so I then moved to the boat side to try my luck with them. There they were in the direction of Raippaluoto. The western edge of the repos looked a little purple on the camera screen, but a little less on the computer screen. The beams of the floodlights on the pylons of the Raippaluoto bridge protrude at the edge of the repos as a light glow. Even today, the zodiac light shou...

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

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