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Telescopic comet PANSTARRS

21.3.2023 at 22.16 - 23.10 - Valtimo (II)
Veli-Pekka Häkkinen

New comet imaged 364P/2018 A2(PANSTARS). Brightness class 13.98m. Using TS 0.67X Reducer.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Auroras seen through breaks in the clouds

21.3.2023 at 22.16 - 22.25 - Keitele (II)
Tuija Liunala, Ursa (Itä-Suomi)

first I saw a green plant and then a "bundle of rays" green color pale and bright. #edge

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Quiet aurora band

13.3.2023 at 02.54 - 03.17 - Honningsvåg, Norja (II)
Pasi Tuomainen, Ursa (Itä-Suomi)

Nordkapp's fading show At the end of a reasonably good shooting session, I drove from Nordkapp to a hotel in Honningsvåg. I stopped next to the seashore on the side of a small road to check if there was still anything interesting in the sky. The best activity had already faded, but there was an arc in the sky across the entire horizon, and it didn't seem to be moving anywhere. To the eye, it didn't seem to have any life at all. The camera screen showed a light purple shade in the arc. The board fence could be seen from time to time directly under the arch. I was there for half an h...

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon

16.3.2023 at 21.46 - Ulvila (III)
Vesa Puistovaara, Porin Karhunvartijat

The fireball recorded by the bear camera (Karhu6/southwest) to support the visual observation made earlier.

Comments: 1 pcs

Markarian's Chain (M84, M86, M87)

15.3.2023 at 23.23 - 04.30 - Virolahti (IV)
Tero Hiekkalinna

We went on a traditional star tour in Virolahti to photograph spring galaxies and on the first evening the target was the Markarian's Chain galaxies.

Images: 5 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

Starlink G2-7

19.3.2023 at 05.00 - Pello (I)

Like a Morse line across the sky, the spacing of the dots remained the same. It took about a minute. The phenomenon was seen by Eero Piippo. He does not have a computer with him on the trip. Asked me to find out about the phenomenon. In his opinion, it's not really suitable for an airplane.

Comments: 1 pcs

A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon

17.3.2023 at 21.29 - Oulu, Haukipudas (III)
Tero Moilanen

Based on what was described in Kajaani, the first part of the fireball flying between east and southeast was found. Flight direction to the west.

Comments: 1 pcs

Other special clouds

10.3.2023 at 09.16 - 09.19 - Saarijärvi (I)
Maritta Kinnunen

I've been wondering if I even dare to post this stupid thing here :D 10.3 was a windy day and the clouds were moving a lot and at high speed. There were only a few clouds at the time of these pictures. I had planned to take pictures of the color clouds. Then I noticed a weird looking cloud. I thought I'd wait until it got close to the sun so I could get a great shot. After all, it didn't stay together, but also experienced a change in shape. The sun was already too bright for the photo to have been successful. In the second picture you can see a "face" cloud at the top :D as in my ...

Images: 7 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Half-sky auroras

15.3.2023 at 22.15 - 02.00 - Akaa (IV)
Markku Ruonala

According to my own observation of this brilliant reposeater. I followed the possible southern shapes carefully, in the last picture on the side of the red arch there is one spot with weak green repos.

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon

17.3.2023 at 21.30 - Kajaani (III)
Kari Nissinen

My Wyze camera is pointed at the Swedish rocket launch site Esrange in the hope of barium clouds. The camera now detected the fireball shown in the attached video.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

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