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Several halo forms

21.9.2022 at 15.00 - 15.10 - Rovaniemi (II)
Ismo Pyhtilä

I was in the birdwatching tower watching birds and looking straight up at the sky I caught a halo. At first it was dimly visible, after which the colors intensified and the halo became more clearly visible.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Sun

22.9.2022 at 14.45 - Porkkala, Kirkkonummi (IV)
Ben Kalland, Ursa (Helsinki)

The bridge over the sunspot. Area AR3105. I've seen these bridges before, but haven't managed to photograph them. I'm not sure if it counts as two commas or one, with a bridge going over it. Two large filaments also stand out in the picture. The overexposed spot above the colon is apparently a small blur. The color doesn't quite match the one seen in the eyepiece, it should be redder, but when edited this way, the bridge and the penumbra around the little one can be seen better. The first successful image with the new self-assembled tube: Lunt 80 standard + Skywatcher 150 refra...

Comments: 1 pcs

One halo form

24.9.2022 at 19.10 - Vaasa, Meteoriihi (I)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

We spent an open-door evening at our Meteorii in Söderfjärden. Its aim this time is to crown the evening flight of approx. 9,000 people to the sea to spend the night. Fittingly, the direction was towards the sun pillar. More bird photos as a bonus.

Images: 6 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

A fireball at night, brighter than the venus

14.8.2022 at 23.44 - Ulvila (III)
Kalle Luotola, Porin Karhunvartijat

I tried to photograph the heart fog and the soul fog, and in that noise, this fireball, possibly the Perseid, was recorded on the camera. I didn't see this particular fireball, but an interesting looking one fading and brightening again. The fix: Probably a satellite or some other man-made space debris. I checked the clock on the camera and it advances for about 3 minutes. It would be interesting if that Viiru cause could survive.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon

14.8.2022 at 23.11 - Ulvila (III)
Kalle Luotola, Porin Karhunvartijat

I tried to photograph the heart fog and the soul fog, and in that noise, this fireball, possibly the Perseid, was recorded on the camera. An interesting green color was captured in the image before fading.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Several halo forms

23.9.2022 at 09.12 - 09.50 - Turku (II)
Paula Mattila

Side sun and dim 22r in the morning sky of the autumn equinox

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon

23.9.2022 at 01.02 - Jyväskylä (III)
Vesa Vasankari, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

For a change, the sensor of my own surveillance camera had also detected movement in the night sky. It just seems that the event has to be spectacular enough to be registered. In the first clip, there is a bang recorded after the barking of the dogs, which must be assumed to be caused by the explosion of the fireball. A really spectacular display of the southern sky!

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon

23.9.2022 at 01.02 - Tampere (III)
Jouni Rajala

A bright ball of fire flew towards the east and suddenly extinguished, looking spectacular. It was visible from behind the cloud net and I added a few videos.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

M31

21.9.2022 at 22.00 - 00.30 - Nakkila (IV)
Kalle Luotola, Porin Karhunvartijat

M31 Photographed from Lake Leistilä in Nakkila. Slightly foggy and humid weather, moonless night. The temperature dropped slightly below zero and the fog cleared, improving the conditions.

Comments: 1 pcs

M31

8.9.2022 at 22.00 - 00.00 - Ulvila (III)
Kalle Luotola, Porin Karhunvartijat

M31 as observed from the Pori Bear Guard Observatory. A bright, approx. 95% low moon prevented M31 from being observed with the naked eye. Light wind, thin clouds and light fog in low and open areas. A picture of the conditions as well.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs