A better than usual halos on Monday
3.10. Today Monday southern Finland had a notch better high cloud halo show. Crystal cloud area seems to have been at its best around Tampere, from which Johannes Dahlström's photos are shown on the left and above right. The third photo was taken in the Lohja region by Eero Savolainen . Halo displays of this level in high cloud are typically no longer seen in October.
Heart nebula in restrained tones
3.10. Antti-Jussi Pyykkönen published Heart Nebula, which he had photographed a month ago during one night. The target appears in his interpretations in gentle shades of blue and yellow-green. "For this picture, I also practiced JP Metsävainio 's tone mapping technique and now I realized in practice what a wonderful process it is," he says. The nebula, that is known also as IC 1805, is a popular target with close to a hundred observations in Skywarden.
The Milky Way glowed spectacularly in Rovaniemi
2.10. There have been pictures coming of the Milky Way over the course of late summer and autumn, all the way from Australia. Here is a selection from the domestic photo harvest from the end of September in Rovaniemi. "Captured on a moonless night on a bog frosted by a few below-zero degrees as dim aurora borealis glowed in the northern sky", writes Samuli Rosenberg who took the photo.
A bright fireball illuminated southern Finland
27.9. in the evening at around 20:23 a bright fireball was seen in southern Finland. Observations about the incident can be sent using the fireball form. More than 110 fireball sightings have been received so far, most of which were from Uusimaa. The fireball was also captured by several all-sky cameras. Ursa's fireball team has modeled the trajectory of the object based on the received observations. A small number of meteorites may have ended up in the border area of Vaalimaa (published by Tähdet ja avaruus). Photo: Otto Vehviläinen
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3.10.2022 at 23.20 - 01.00 - Laitila
Pirjo Koski, Porin Karhunvartijat
The whole thing was like hunting for cloud gaps, but it was worth it . The theme of the evening was the color red, which was enough in the upper parts of the repos. There was a possibility of a SAR arc, but the sea ice pictures are really bad due to the prevailing cloudiness, so I didn't check the point. Sarri's red and Sarri's "helper" was in the sky. I don't remember seeing such red lights for a while. There was also a pink, single pillar at the beginning of the play. The pulsating patches were wild, now the patch on the west side was the best we could see. These beat quite m...
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2.10.2022 at 20.50 - 21.10 - Parikkala
Markku Poutanen, Ursa (Helsinki)
First light. As a result of a lengthy project, the first image through the new telescope. The easiest deep sky object to test the equipment on. The conditions were a bit challenging because of the humidity. All surfaces were wet and the beam of the headlamp revealed the wetness in all its harshness. After the pictures of the Andromeda galaxy, moisture started to appear as a ring around the stars, so more attempts had to be left inside. Technically and in terms of image processing still very lacking, but it was tested that everything works. Second, a picture of the hardware. A concrete pillar b...
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2.10.2022 at 01.08 - Lappeenranta
Jerry Jantunen, Ursa (Helsinki)
I was waiting for a possible gap in the clouds, and Jupiter finally hit a suitable gap for one short video clip. Europa and Ganymede were visible next to Jupiter. Collimation wouldn't have been bad, but there wasn't enough cloud gap for that.
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3.10.2022 at 12.25 - 12.35 - Tampere
Stumbled upon while walking around in the center of Tampere. In addition to the usual 22° stuff, there was more to be found in the sky when I stayed for a while to look. The contrast and clarity of the images have been increased, which brought Parry quite clearly into view. I can't vouch for the identity of the 46° halo, but apparently ysk is more likely than a ring?
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3.10.2022 at 07.49 - 08.50 - Turku
A bright 22ys started the halo day, by nine also came 22r, side suns and solar pillar. When after ten there was another chance to observe the sky, you could still see the side suns otherwise the sky was covered by lower clouds.
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1.10.2022 at 20.56 - 01.16 - Naantali
The Milky Way stands out fairly comfortably in the direction of Merimasku, although the distance to the light pollution of the Turku area is not impossibly long. Of course, the shooting direction is away from the glow of the interference light, so that also helps in capturing the subject better. Occasional clouds hindered the view from time to time. The first picture from nine corners and the latter from the end of the observation time.
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2.10.2022 at 17.52 - Naantali
Dimly gazing throughout the day starting in the morning whenever the lower clouds retreated, in the form of side sun, zyk and 22° ring. Along with the perches, there was less of a photo opportunity, but the evening sun on the left side was bright enough that I had to capture it. Of course, at that point we had already reached the shore and a longer camera was also available.
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5.9.2022 at 22.00 - 23.59 - Hyvinkää
Antti-Jussi Pyykkönen, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)
I tried shooting a classic subject at a short focal length with a little APO, which I've kept on the shelf for far too long with other projects. For this picture, I also practiced JP Metsävainio's tone mapping technique and now I realized in practice what a wonderful process it is.
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1.10.2022 at 22.25 - 00.55 - Mäntyharju
Antti Taskinen, Joensuun Seulaset
The aurora borealis in the sky of Mäntyharju remained silent. With the naked eye, you could only see a very weak reflection low in the north, the camera did capture shades of green and red. Weak aurora borealis are good for taking a star streak photo.
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