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Supernova NGC 2146-2018ZD

16.3.2018 at 22.51 - 23.00 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (V)
Kari Laihia, Christos Oscar Kambiselis, Hannu Määttänen, Porin Karhunvartijat

NGC 2146 2018ZD The giraffe supernova was filmed on the first night of the March 2018 work, 2 weeks after the discovery. The distorted appearance may be due to the interaction between PGC 18960 (NGC 2146A). The supernova was discovered on March 2, 2018 by Koichi Itagaki, Itagaki Astronomical Observatory, international code D94. Itagaki has also found comet C / 2009 E1 Itagaki and a large number of Novia and supernovae. Learn more at https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kōichi_Itagaki. His name is the asteroid 14551 Itagaki. Measured location 06h18m03.30s + 78d22'01.85 "13.4mag. TYC 4529-313-1 v.1...

NGC 4565

14.3.2020 at 00.18 - 00.38 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (V)
Toni Veikkolainen, Juha Blad, Christos Oscar Kambiselis, Tomi Taskinen, Kari Laihia, Veikko Mäkelä, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

The Neulagalax NGC 4565 near the Galactic North Pole proved to be a very heady subject. The contrast between the bright core and the dark dust band made an impression. The image also accommodated the dimmer galaxy NGC 4562, from which no structure separated.

M51

21.3.2020 at 22.45 - 23.05 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (V)
Toni Veikkolainen, Christos Oscar Kambiselis, Tomi Taskinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

The King of Spirals was fit to capture the cell immediately after the Sunflower Galaxy. This Swirl Galaxy is one of the few objects I have seen in the Astrofox eyepiece of the Star Rock, roughly similar to that illuminated by a camera connected to Alluna.

2 Pallas

4.5.2019 at 00.50 - 01.11 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (V)
Kari Laihia, Juha Blad, Christos Oscar Kambiselis, Veikko Mäkelä, Porin Karhunvartijat

2 Pallas An asteroid in the central zone of the main zone was photographed on the first night of the May 2019 work. The asteroid in the Pallas family was discovered by German physician astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers on March 28, 1802. Heinrich Olbers made his discovery in his home observatory upstairs in his apartment, instrumented by a 10cm telescope. He found Pallas while searching for nearby Ceres. He later discovered the 4 Vesta asteroid and the comet 13P / Olbers. Source Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Wilhelm_Matthias_Olbers . The asteroid is named after the...

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(52768) 1998 OR2

25.4.2020 at 23.15 - 23.35 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (V)
Kari Laihia, Eero Koivula, Christos Oscar Kambiselis, Toni Veikkolainen, Porin Karhunvartijat

(52768) 1998 OR2 (1998 OR2) The Amor NEO / PHA Mars crossing asteroid was photographed on the second night of the April work. The potentially earth-threatening asteroid was discovered by the NEAT exploration dilemma at the Haleakala Observatory on July 24, 1998. Amor 1998 The OR2 asteroid is the largest of the Earth-threatening PHA asteroids. We also photographed this asteroid in March 2020. The size of the asteroid is 2.1km and the rotation speed is 4.1120h / r, spectral type estimated LS, strongly reddish? Latest ABC news images from the Arecibo Observatory, Anne Virkki and 1998 OR2 with bot...

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Total lunar eclipse

27.7.2018 at 23.30 - 00.40 - Orimattila (IV)
Christos Oscar Kambiselis, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Full lunar eclipse, ISS overflow during eclipse, and Mars visible at the end of the eclipse. The beginning phase was a bit difficult when the atmosphere had quite a lot of particles, it only started to appear when it was already 6 degrees high even though the trees were somewhere 3-4 degrees high, the idea was to get ISS, Moon, and Mars in the same picture but the tree tops were just in front of the trees was about 2-3m too long.

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M42

10.12.2016 at 22.30 - 23.45 - Orimattila (IV)
Christos Oscar Kambiselis, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

The series was filmed from the Tähtikallio halodek, during the Tähtikallio active Christmas / work, more screens would have come but the camera battery was clotting, and the lens cover was already half full exposure, I went to get the camera sometimes in 1 countries and in picture n.2 is what I found.

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M101

14.9.2019 at 00.10 - 00.18 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (IV)
Kari Laihia, Olli-Pekka Joronen, Christos Oscar Kambiselis, Hannu Määttänen, Porin Karhunvartijat

M101, NGC 5457 The cartwheel galaxy was described as the first night of the September 2019 work. The galaxy was discovered by French astronomer / surveyor Pierre Méchain on March 27, 1781, source Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinwheel_Galaxy . Méchain reported his discovery to his friend Charles Messier who added it to his list. Pierre Méchain has discovered a total of eight comets and in association with others 3 lisää. Syväntaivaan items he found yet Amateur Eventually, a total of 25, the source Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Méchain . The most important work for wh...

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NGC 2261

13.3.2020 at 20.54 - 21.04 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (IV)
Toni Veikkolainen, Juha Blad, Christos Oscar Kambiselis, Tomi Taskinen, Kari Laihia, Veikko Mäkelä, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

It was decided to take the next reflection nebula after the M78. Hubble's variable nebula is a comet-like object illuminated by the star R Monocerotis. Attempts had already been made to describe it in the January campaigns, but the clouds decided otherwise.

NGC 2403

14.3.2020 at 02.51 - 03.11 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (IV)
Toni Veikkolainen, Juha Blad, Christos Oscar Kambiselis, Tomi Taskinen, Kari Laihia, Veikko Mäkelä, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

After all, this is like a mini version of the Triangle Galaxy M33 and in a very faint constellation of Giraffe a real treat. In the spiral arms, the enlightenments were nicely visible and many of them are the birthplaces of new stars. Of course, the structure is not as visible as, say, in the Windmill Galaxy M101.

NGC 2903

15.3.2020 at 01.12 - 01.32 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (IV)
Toni Veikkolainen, Juha Blad, Christos Oscar Kambiselis, Tomi Taskinen, Kari Laihia, Veikko Mäkelä, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

This magnificent spiral spiral galaxy is located on the west side of the Lion’s Head, far from the much better known destinations of the constellation. A bright star cloud NGC 2905 also stood out inside the target.

NGC 2024

21.3.2020 at 20.29 - 20.49 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (IV)
Toni Veikkolainen, Christos Oscar Kambiselis, Tomi Taskinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

After a night of maintenance and sauna, Tähtikallio called for a clear night. The filming began with the Flame Nebula near Orion's belt. It was impossible to get the entire picture of the subject without the adjacent Alnitak leaving a jar in the picture. The dark mist cuts through this emission mist and produces a characteristic shape.

M64

21.3.2020 at 21.52 - 22.12 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (IV)
Toni Veikkolainen, Christos Oscar Kambiselis, Tomi Taskinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

In the spring sky, galaxies can be comfortably photographed, and it was decided to start with the Black Eye Galaxy. I had never even tried to photograph it with camera optics. In addition to the black eye, other less dark areas and a dense spiral structure emerged.

M63

21.3.2020 at 22.17 - 22.37 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (IV)
Toni Veikkolainen, Christos Oscar Kambiselis, Tomi Taskinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

After the Black Eye Galaxy, the subject was the Sunflower Galaxy. The brightenings of the spiral branches were nicely visible and, somewhat surprisingly, a dark line also appeared next to the object. Shooting with camera optics never brought me out the best aspects of this subject.

M97

22.3.2020 at 00.20 - 00.30 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (IV)
Toni Veikkolainen, Christos Oscar Kambiselis, Tomi Taskinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

Owl mist is a refreshing exception to the otherwise galaxy-filled area of the Big Bear. The eye patches came out nicely. This object is much better suited for this stock than, for example, Cat's Eye Mist, which was tried to describe with poor success a week earlier.

M108

22.3.2020 at 00.35 - 00.55 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (IV)
Toni Veikkolainen, Christos Oscar Kambiselis, Tomi Taskinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

It was a logical solution after shooting the Owl Nebula to select the next object next to it. Along with the dark areas and brightness of the galaxy, a few Milky Way stars seemed to be ahead.

M82

22.3.2020 at 01.00 - 01.20 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (IV)
Toni Veikkolainen, Christos Oscar Kambiselis, Tomi Taskinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

It was good for the big bear to continue when the momentum was properly reached. The cigar galaxy was undeniably handsome and its eruptions stand out well in the picture. The last time you watched Astrofox, they didn’t show up.

M81

22.3.2020 at 01.34 - 01.57 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (IV)
Toni Veikkolainen, Christos Oscar Kambiselis, Tomi Taskinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

The Bode galaxy just turned out to be the optimal size for the image field. Very long single squares could not be taken so that the bright middle part would not return to the puncture. In a two-minute trial, that’s what happened. On the other hand, however, the spirals also needed to be seen. Two significant branches seemed to stick out of the tight disk.

M106

22.3.2020 at 02.58 - 03.18 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (IV)
Toni Veikkolainen, Christos Oscar Kambiselis, Tomi Taskinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

There are several handsome galaxies in Hounds but this really surprised me a bit. The spiral structure appears to be divided into a bright central part and opaque edges. The structure is also revealed near the core. The smaller and dimmer galaxy NGC 4248 also fit the picture. This was the last target of a great observation night before the doors of the second tower of Tähtikallio were closed.

NGC 4449

25.4.2020 at 02.26 - 02.46 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (IV)
Toni Veikkolainen, Christos Oscar Kambiselis, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

This small-winged irregular dwarf galaxy was chosen as my subject because it is very close in size and structure to the Great Magellanic Cloud I photographed in Chile on a solar eclipse trip . There are no actual well-developed spiral branches in the target, but there are large areas of star formation. The target has also been in NASA's APOD image on July 14, 2020 .

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