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Pearl clouds

1.12.2022 at 07.35 - Kuusamo (IV)
Voitto Pitkanen

I spotted a bright cloud formation from the southeast in the morning twilight. Must have been pearly clouds.

Images: 2 pcs

Light pillars

1.12.2022 at 07.19 - 07.44 - Kuusamo, Rukatunturi (II)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

In the morning, some pillars were visible on the fell.

Images: 4 pcs

Pearl clouds

1.12.2022 at 07.15 - 07.40 - Lapua (V)
Aki Mäkelä

Taken from an airplane in the morning in the east direction, height at that point approx. 5 km, with a cell phone camera. Could there be pearly clouds or could there still be illuminating night clouds at this time of the year?

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Light pillars

1.12.2022 at 07.04 - Kuusamo (II)
Voitto Pitkanen

Pillars of light were reflected from the neighbor's yard, behind the house, up to the mid-sky.

Sh 2-190

1.12.2022 at 05.11 - 06.11 - Mysen, Norja (III)
Esa Viitala

Photographing from my back yard. The Heart Nebula. Quite a lot of clouds in the end of session. Processed in PixInsight, Topaz and Lightroom. 60x300sec subs + darks Redcat 51, ASI183MC Pro, AsiairPlus, AM5

Iridescent clouds

30.11.2022 at 10.40 - 10.50 - Turku (III)
Paula Mattila

The surprising appearance of the sun and the beautifully wavy color cloud in the middle of the grayness of November made me happy.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 5 pcs

Telescopic comet Schwassmann-Wachmann

29.11.2022 at 04.17 - 05.40 - Fregenal de la Sierra, Espanja (I)
Tapio Lahtinen, Tampereen Ursa

I photographed the exploding comet the other night to see the change. Maybe the coma has spread a little.

Nova M31N 2008-12a

28.11.2022 at 21.22 - 21.49 - Fregenal de la Sierra, Espanja (I)
Tapio Lahtinen, Tampereen Ursa

I continued Arto and Jorma's series of observations with a negative observation of a repeating Nova in our neighboring galaxy.

Telescopic comet Schwassmann-Wachmann

28.11.2022 at 03.38 - 04.11 - Fregenal de la Sierra, Espanja (I)
Tapio Lahtinen, Tampereen Ursa

This is probably the fourth time I have photographed the eruption of this comet. These eruptions occur relatively regularly, even every couple of months. This eruption caused the brightness of the comet to increase by a factor of ten. It will be interesting to follow the evolution of this comet.

Images: 2 pcs

Suuri Magellanin pilvi

25.11.2022 at 00.00 - 04.30 - Victoria, Gobur, Australia (V)
Tomi Kurri, Porin Karhunvartijat

I photographed the Large Magellanic Cloud on a moonless night in the middle of the rural darkness here in Australia. The Large Magellanic Cloud is located near the South Pole and is never visible in Finland or even in Europe. Both Magellanic Clouds are visible throughout the Australian summer high in the southern sky. The object is really spectacular and the bar structure of the galaxy can be seen with the naked eye. In the sky, the object's apparent diameter is almost 20 times that of the Moon. For example, compared to the Andromeda galaxy, the Magellanic clouds are really easy to see wit...

Comments: 4 pcs

Jupiter

24.11.2022 at 19.10 - 19.40 - Joensuu (III)
Antti Taskinen, Joensuun Seulaset

There was cloud gauze in the sky, but you could somehow see Jupiter through it. For example, the big red dot stood out quite nicely visually, but the smaller details were drowned in noise due to poor visibility. The attached picture shows three shots of Jupiter taken every 10 minutes, you can try to visualize the planet in 3-D from them.

Several halo forms

24.11.2022 at 10.00 - Joensuu (II)
Marko Riikonen

On the singing stage, cannons on and light ice fog. Yes, it was less common, but I interpreted it to mean that you liked that bosta. Unusually windy weather. It would have been a decent ice fog if it was calmer. - - - - - Update: I made a 60 km trip to Tuupovaara and there was noise all the way except for one short section. The ice fog seen on the singing stage was the same and the cannons had no part in it. This interpretation was confirmed when, on the way to Tuupovaara, we encountered real cannon ice fog. First I noticed a typical gray flat mass in front as shown in picture 3. In picture fo...

Images: 5 pcs

Mars

23.11.2022 at 20.15 - 21.15 - Joensuu (III)
Antti Taskinen, Joensuun Seulaset

The weather has been, to put it mildly, challenging for observing planets this fall, at least in Joensuu. When the clouds have not been in the way, the wind has been strong and the seeing has been miserable. Now finally, after a break of two and a half months, I was able to distinguish some details from the surface of Mars again. The pictures were still pretty blurry. It's great that Mars in the sky shines like this when the opposition is approaching, if only there would be better seeing there in the next few weeks. The picture shows e.g. Elysium and Mare Cimmerium, the north is below.

Comments: 1 pcs

Several halo forms

22.11.2022 at 13.35 - 13.37 - Kuusamo, Rukatunturi (II)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

The previous observation must have disappeared into the bit space. , So the sun pillar shone brightly today.

Images: 3 pcs

One halo form

21.11.2022 at 14.46 - Raisio (I)
Lasse Nurminen

A momentary flash of light on a cloudy and snowy day offered a gentle pillar to see.

Glory from the ground

21.11.2022 at 11.55 - 14.32 - Kuusamo, Rukatunturi (III)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Today I saw an arc of fog, a halo, rays of fog and a nice earth shadow. There was also a handsome ring around the sun on the way to work, but I couldn't take a picture from the side of the road. Freezes in the lowlands around 15 degrees. It's starting to look like winter, there's not much snow, but the lakes freeze well.

Images: 4 pcs

Rare halos

21.11.2022 at 11.14 - 11.47 - Kuusamo, Rukatunturi (IV)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

On Ruka, nice halos could be seen again in the ice fog. Would there be anything else in those sauri when the stump rises up? The lower side suns may be below.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

Active aurora band

20.11.2022 at 23.14 - 23.39 - Utsjoki. Karigasniemi (III)
Tarja Kouvo

For a while I had to wait, finally the patience paid off when the rays appeared in the southern sky. There had been a stationary arch there for a long time. With my naked eyes, I couldn't see the colors in those pictures, although the pictures clearly show red. I don't know and I don't understand? On the way back home, in the fires I saw appearing over the village, I clearly saw colors with my eyes: green, purple and a little pink. I didn't take a picture, the camera ran out of battery, and I myself was in a 26-degree temperature.

Images: 3 pcs

Quiet aurora arc

20.11.2022 at 20.37 - 20.50 - Kuhmo, Niemiskylä (II)

There have been no halos and no clear weather at the time of repos. Yesterday, a short dull show, pretty soon faded to a mere muslin and ended. Photographed through the window for the second time in a row, because I wouldn't have had time to get enough clothes on to go out when it was -17.4.

Images: 2 pcs

Quiet aurora arc

20.11.2022 at 20.34 - 23.42 - Kuusamo, Rukatunturi, Konttainen (II)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Next to the works, you could see very bright lights behind the light pollution, which I photographed from around the top. On the way home, I stopped by Konttaisjärvi to take another picture.

Images: 2 pcs

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