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Half-sky auroras

17.3.2015 at 21.54 - Kauhava (IV)
Jari Kankaanpää, Lakeuden Ursa

Now pounded - And properly!

Comments: 1 pcs

Light pillars

19.1.2014 at 23.01 - Kauhava (II)
Jari Kankaanpää, Lakeuden Ursa

The artificial light pillars that appeared on Sunday night were on display around the horizon. A camera aimed at the zenith reached the pillars matte colors of the tops.

Halo phenomena covering the sky

24.6.2014 at 13.45 - Kauhava (V)
Jari Kankaanpää, Lakeuden Ursa

Cold summer weather offers great halo effects

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 7 pcs

Partial solar eclipse

20.3.2015 at 13.13 - Kauhava (IV)
Jari Kankaanpää, Lakeuden Ursa

Slightly in the aftermath are a couple of shots of Friday's "events." I photographed the early stages of eclipse at my workplace in Alahärmä with a 600mm telescope through a solar filter. In the middle of the eclipse, I drove home to Kauhava (How so speeding ?! =) and waddled the final stages with H-alpha Luntaten. The material should be waded through in more detail later. Larger version here: http://lakeudenursa.fi/galleria/index.php/jarik/aurinko/Eclip1253-1313

Partial solar eclipse

10.6.2021 at 13.55 - Kauhava (IV)
Jari Kankaanpää, Lakeuden Ursa

Partial eclipse. I was late twice during this session. At the beginning 5 minutes when I forgot myself over the tuna bread and in the middle of course I stopped at the camera on just as the passenger plane rushed over the sun disk. (It's nothing #! #). Otherwise, the people also prefer Finns.

Comments: 2 pcs

NGC 4567, NGC 4568

17.4.2016 at 23.33 - Kauhava (III)
Jari Kankaanpää

Siamese twins.

NGC 4676A, NGC 4676B

14.4.2016 at 00.30 - Kauhava (II)
Jari Kankaanpää, Lakeuden Ursa

"Mice jump in Berenike's hair." I decided to try to make the tails of the galaxies visible, even though the sky is already pale and these objects are really dim and distant. Distance 300 million light-years.

Comments: 3 pcs

NGC 7000

25.8.2020 at 02.15 - Kauhava (III)
Jari Kankaanpää, Lakeuden Ursa

During the snapping break of the snake (the neighbor’s trees darkened) I got in my head try out how the Asi 174mm sees deep sky objects. I took a couple set 20 x 20 seconds with Sharpcapture and stack with registax 6. The shooting tube was a Nikon 400mm 2.8. It weighed four pounds too much for the LX 200, but with a short exposure I got something done. I photographed Pelican and the Swan Wall.

Images: 2 pcs

vdB 142

1.9.2020 at 00.00 - Kauhava (IV)
Jari Kankaanpää, Lakeuden Ursa

Inside the IC 1396 A of Cepheus is found dark mist vlB 142. Due to the shape of its tip, its nickname is "Elephant's Tip." The length of the toad is more than that of all African and Indian elephants you suffer in total. The length of the fog is about 20 light-years and the distance n, 3,000 light-years.

Comments: 1 pcs

NGC 2237

20.11.2020 at 02.46 - Kauhava (IV)
Jari Kankaanpää, Lakeuden Ursa

The hydrogen rose Rosette flies midnight into the winter southern sky stage. This huge emission nebula can be found in the unicorn constellation. The distance of the fog is about 5,000 light-years. In the middle of it is an open array of hot stars that have blown a bubble into the surrounding hydrogen vapor. The cloud itself is 130 light-years in diameter. It contains a wealth of interesting structures and star-bearing regions.

Fogbow

8.2.2021 at 11.55 - Kauhava (II)
Jari Kankaanpää, Lakeuden Ursa

A gentle fog over the winter frost.

Comments: 1 pcs

Faint naked-eye comet PANSTARRS

21.3.2013 at 20.33 - Kauhava (IV)
Jari Kankaanpää, Lakeuden Ursa

The spring binocular comet can still arrange a decent show, as long as it rises out of the glow of the sun.

Comments: 1 pcs

Faint naked-eye comet PANSTARRS

4.4.2013 at 22.31 - Kauhava (IV)
Jari Kankaanpää, Lakeuden Ursa

The comet ascends towards Cassiopeia, saying goodbye to Andromeda. For once, we Finnish star enthusiasts are favored by the weather. 400mm f2.8, Nikon D800E 5x120sec big 1600. The UHC-S helped combat light pollution.

Comments: 11 pcs

Faint naked-eye comet PANSTARRS

8.4.2013 at 22.37 - Kauhava (IV)
Jari Kankaanpää, Lakeuden Ursa

PanSTARRS ascends towards Cassiopeia. Here it is passing the dwarf galaxies NGC 185 and NGC 147. The background density of the background is different compared to the mid-March outlook.

Comments: 1 pcs

Mars

10.4.2014 at 00.48 - Kauhava (IV)
Jari Kankaanpää, Lakeuden Ursa

Good transparency and at times calm weather prompted oversized magnifications using Powermate. A set of 2,500 squares was found enough sharp squares.

Telescopic comet PANSTARRS

2.5.2014 at 01.30 - Kauhava (III)
Jari Kankaanpää, Lakeuden Ursa

"May Day fan and serpentine." C 2012 K1 and background galaxies M 51 still grabbed from the lightening sky.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Faint naked-eye comet Lovejoy

13.1.2015 at 17.18 - Kauhava (II)
Jari Kankaanpää, Lakeuden Ursa

Surprisingly, a small clear gap in the cloudy sky from which Lovejoy flashed. Visually just barely visible. The camera even showed a little tail.

Binocular comet Lovejoy

19.1.2015 at 21.48 - Kauhava (III)
Jari Kankaanpää, Lakeuden Ursa

The passing of the Pleiades, however, was clear. Frost and street lights softened the contrast.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Binocular comet Lovejoy

20.2.2015 at 23.30 - Kauhava (III)
Jari Kankaanpää, Lakeuden Ursa

Lovejoy passing the M76 fog. The tail has curved structures. Not fading - Exposure too dim as the clouds tumbled into the line of sight again.

Comments: 6 pcs

Binocular comet Lovejoy

21.2.2015 at 00.30 - Kauhava (III)
Jari Kankaanpää, Lakeuden Ursa

Here, a slightly longer focal length brings the bypass of the M76 ("Bodaava butterfly" =). 12 "SCT & Nikon D800E.

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