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M31

13.9.2021 at 21.45 - Parikkala
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

Well, that's how it happened that when Andromeda was screened long enough, it turned on the afterburners and started pulling. A nice cloud of smoke, but what more would you expect from a galaxy of that size. My best flying saucer observation to date. Aka Windy night, but the yard was so calm that the telescope did not swing.

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Rocket-related clouds

9.9.2021 at 23.10 - Parikkala (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Pirkka Suokari, Turun Ursa

We were on the Siikalahti dam road watching the planets, when in the north direction a bright light phenomenon was visible among the clouds. It moved slowly north from Capella, and eventually disappeared beyond the horizon. I hadn’t yet retrieved the camera from the car, so when the light disappeared, I was only able to grab a picture of the rocket cloud that faded away in a few minutes. He has seen everything in the hobby, but never rocket launch. I had to rub my eyes a little and think about what a miracle that is. The cartoon shows the route and an outline of what it looked like. There were...

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Landscape image of a planet

4.9.2021 at 23.40 - Lieksa (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

A summer holiday in September always feels just as idiotic at the beginning of August at the latest, but the wait is rewarded. In the terrains of Koli, the starry sky looks translucent, and Jupiter and Saturn build a bridge to the waves of Pielinen. The whole triangular shape of the deer is nicely visible above the lake horizon. Suddenly, dragging a 9.25 "Celestron around Eastern Finland no longer seems like a silly idea. The observation night is just beginning.

Perseids

12.8.2021 at 22.30 - 02.30 - Paimio (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Lotta Rytkönen, Turun Ursa

The Perseidi night was clear, moonlit and warm this time - so a rare gorgeous opening of the season. We headed to Kevola, one from Turku, the other from Helsinki, to join other Tursa Ursa enthusiasts to watch the sky. After grilling and chatting, the sky was already nicely dark, and the asses began to flash across the book cover at a constant pace. Satellites and starbursts competed in numbers, one enthusiast telescope Saturn and Jupiter, and we came up with more synonyms for asses. ("Peppuset" is already a well-established nickname. "Ahteroids" and "Pyllids" are also good options.) During the...

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Partial solar eclipse

10.6.2021 at 13.35 - Turku (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

If, in turn, you tried something new in the field of solar eclipse observations. :) Here is an artistic attempt to unite the past and present of Southwest Finland. Figure 2 shows the technology (the simplest in the world).

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Starscape image

8.4.2021 at 23.00 - Paimio (III)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

Went with the boys to admire the starry sky in Kevola when they wanted to get out for a change. The weather was really nice. Orion and Mars were especially admired, though this time only with the naked eye. Hopefully they won’t start banging their own telescope next.

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Starscape image

14.9.2020 at 00.00 - Parikkala (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

Artistic experiments in a rural night. The overgrown autumn garden, the partly rusty old sundial, and the stars glistening in the darkness formed a somewhat magical whole that most closely resembles the cover of some of Enya’s records.

GOSAT (Ibuki)

16.8.2020 at 01.06 - Paimio (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

In Kevola again. This time, the camera riding on Celestron's backpack was grabbed by a satellite with strong 1990s Iridium vibes. Despite the searches, the name of the satellite did not survive, so someone researching spy satellite databases might shed some light on the matter?

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Starscape image

8.8.2020 at 23.30 - 01.00 - Paimio (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

Not many nights are allowed in life: a star hobby in the warm air in Finland under a clear dark starry sky. No frost in optics, no mosquitoes, calm and quiet. I bought a piece of mirror with a euro from a flea market and played with it while shooting. There was somehow a magical atmosphere in the pictures, especially with the red light. In the first picture Otava, in the second Andromeda galaxy and in the third Kassiopeia, where in the background the sky also seems to have one ass. :)

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ISS

19.7.2020 at 00.31 - 00.36 - Paimio (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

Timelapsea ISS:sästä perus tähtiharrastusmeiningillä, eli kauheaa säätämistä ja kömpelyyksiä. Kaikki kuvaajat varmasti samaistuvat siihen, kun a) valotus aloitetaan liian myöhään, koska testikuvia tarvittiin enemmän kuin kuviteltiin, b) tarkennus on "vähän sinne päin", c) tavarat tippuilevat kuvauksen aikana ja d) kuvauksen alettua ei olekaan mitään käsitystä siitä, mitä piti tehdä. Sentäs ISS näkyy, ja Jupiter horisontissa.

Bright night shining clouds

18.7.2020 at 00.00 - 01.00 - Turku (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

We went to the Hauninen pool to see if the night cloud plays of the previous nights were repeated. We got there just at the dramatic moment when a buggy was stealing the Moon. However, promised to return next week. Otherwise, the beautiful and bright night clouds annoyingly disturbed the comedy of Neowise. However, we eventually found it with binoculars. Seeing the comet with the naked eye was challenging, but we also succeeded in it a few times, about a second at a time. Perhaps. The soundtrack of the sightings this time included the brawling oil of the intoxicated, the youth moped tunes, and...

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Venuksen peitto

19.6.2020 at 10.40 - 11.20 - Naantali (II)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Pirkka Suokari, Turun Ursa

Since the celebration of Midsummer could not be accompanied by its two means of observation, the covering of Venus with the Moon had to be done by the "old-fashioned" method or by the "raw" or the naked eye. No mean feat. Miraculously, after a long search, we managed to find both Venus and the Moon in the clear day sky, and we watched as the crescent moon swung toward its unsuspecting prey. The vibration of the atmosphere always seemed to disappear from our sight at times, but Venus remained on display all the time. Eventually, the Moon snatched the planet into its sickle, making the consortiu...

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Venus ja Seulaset (M45)

3.4.2020 at 21.30 - 22.30 - Turku (V)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

Huh, olipahan ilta Venuksen ja Seulasten kohtaamisella. Siinä ne hauskasti yhdessä taivalsivat rauhassa taivaankannen poikki, mutta sitten puut astuivat kuvaan. (Jos ei ole pilviä, niin aina jotain, selvästi.) Pahaa-aavistamatta raukkaset saapuivat melkoisen Synkmetsän porteille (kuva 1) ja jatkoivat matkaansa hidastamatta pätkääkään. Kohta koko Kakaravasu Venuksineen tarttui kiinni oksiin, jotka oikein hyökkäsivät niitä jahtaamaan (kuva 2). Riuhdottuaan ja tempoiltuaan itsensä irti henkensä hädässä sankarimme pääsivät kuitenkin lopulta metsän lävitse, eikä yhtään Seulasten tähdistäkään jäänyt...

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ISS

26.3.2020 at 20.55 - 21.00 - Paimio (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

The "Age of Age" (ISS) bong from Kevola Observatory on a vaguely cloudy evening was surprisingly successful. However, the slender lens (F / 3.5) and short exposure (2 sec ./picture) forced the ISO grain size (6400) to unpleasant heights when shooting a timelapse. The satellite itself continued to be visible for much longer than I expected and the brightest phase was left out of the picture. Heck. Still a nice excursion in this crown-ravaged everyday life.

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Maisematähtikuva

26.3.2020 at 20.30 - Paimio (III)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

Sään suhteen melko hyvän viikon puolivälissä kävimme hoidattamassa hermojamme Kevolan observatoriolla. Alkuun hyväksi povatussa illassa kulki kuitenkin pilvisäikeitä jatkuvasti taivaan poikki. Tiimityö oli tässäkin kuitenkin poikaa, joten toisen pyyhiskellessä pilviä pois häiritsemästä, toinen saattoi keskittyä Venuksen, Seulasten ja Kuun havaitsemiseen iltataivaalta kiikareilla. Koronaviruksen yhteiskunnalle aiheuttama absurdi olotila jatkui myös Kevolan yössä. Yli pyyhkivät pilvet, komeetan loputon etsiskely, kaukaisuudesta kuuluva paukutus ja jonkinlainen yleinen apokalyptinen tunnelma Venu...

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Half-sky auroras

3.3.2020 at 23.20 - 00.40 - Inari (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

When rotating in Lapland, it always hopes that even one evening the northern lights will be visible. (The feeling only gets stronger if you’ve invited a lot of your friends from all over the world to join us on the trip.) To our delight, we were rewarded with a great night play, the repos went wild for a moment even dancing over us. The most active phase lasted about a quarter, but the light upholstery continued well into the night. Our foreign reinforcements were very happy, while the Turku Ursalians only tried hard to soak themselves into the bottom pieces. Did not work out. Heck.

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Landscape image of a planet

24.2.2020 at 20.15 - Turku (III)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

For a long time, "employment benefits" were exploited when we climbed into the tower of Turku Cathedral to depict Venus. The lighting in the center of Turku, of course, interfered with the filming, and admiration for the starry sky was perhaps a little less, even though Venus shone brightly in the sky. However, Turku itself was beautiful, although the winding wind and the time clocks quenching every quarter next to it made it difficult to focus on admiring the landscape. Orion also frankly framed the Vartiovuori observatory. (After filming it, the fingers were so iced that it was more comforta...

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ISS

26.9.2019 at 20.50 - 20.53 - Paimio, Kevola (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

The International Space Station will be visible again for a very few days, if bright is just enough. Usually bonga from its window, but this time from Kevola. There was quite a bit of moisture in the air, but luckily the ISS still grabbed the camera cell. The second crossing an hour and a half later also somehow managed to perpetuate, even though the lens stubbornly fogged itself. Saturn and Jupiter soared behind the trees, but yes, they also seemed to catch the picture.

Starscape image

22.9.2019 at 23.20 - Paimio, Kevola (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

The unsuspecting Milky Way feeds on a greedy observatory, with a 17-inch eye staring out of its groove. At the end of their journey, photons that have traveled for years and again are absorbed into the gloomy throat of a telescope hidden in the dark. The screens lurked in the background.

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Eclipse was overcast

21.1.2019 at 06.45 - 08.15 - Turku
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

I twisted to watch the lunar eclipse in Koros, but as I stepped out of the bus, the sky receded into a cloud. I still needed to arrive and stubbornly stayed put, partly because otherwise I would have been too early at work. A few dog walkers peered out of the sky in different directions, and a South Korean girl stayed to chat with me. The eastern sky was clear, so I showed him a few constellations. We then noticed that little by little the edge of the cloud drifted towards us, so we stayed to wait. In the end, just after the maximum had already passed, the Moon then appeared. My new Asian frie...

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