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Sumukaari keinovalossa

3.11.2015 at 22.15 - 23.10 - Kouvola (III)
Tero Sipinen

Joopajoo ... I used reposimeters from the afternoon and after dusk I did a little bit of peeking into the sky. It seemed like the show didn’t go off properly, and I was in the two stages of whether it’s worth going out to walk the camera. I found out that once there is a starry sky, I will go to shoot a streak of streaks and IF there are repos, then everything is but a Plus. Taurides should also be visible. Coffee in the thermari, snack bread in a backpack, warm top and stuff to carry. At 9:47 p.m., I finally stood out and was surrounded by fog. Just. I sat in the car for a moment and nutted w...

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One halo form

28.10.2015 at 22.00 - 01.00 - Kouvola (I)
Tero Sipinen

The wife gave a hint of the rinkula visible around the moon. Suddenly just a jacket around his neck and a camera at a nearby park. In the end, there would have been no rush with filming, as the halo was still in full force as I went to the litters of one of the countries. picture1 22:03 picture2 22:12 Fig.33 23: 08-23: 25

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Pintahalo

28.10.2015 at 08.15 - Kouvola (II)
Tero Sipinen

While driving, the surface-22r stood out in the stubble field, I stopped to take a series of stacks. Freeze three degrees. As I continued my journey, I also noticed a 22r arc in the sparkle of high grass frost, as well as in an agglomeration with yard lawns. The movement helps detect such halos. I did not describe these latter situations, but apparently Luomanen's Jari had recovered the loose sparkles of the high grass at the same time :) EDIT: forgot to mention, the observation time was three degrees below zero.

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Several halo forms

27.10.2015 at 01.35 - Kouvola (II)
Tero Sipinen

Along the evening, the halons of the moon were reported to the watch, I myself saw nothing but a very faint hint of a possible ring. I didn’t experiment with the camera to see if it was really just a hunch. At night, at half past two, the younger daughter held an extra awakening. Once I had to get up to adjust the position of the pacifier, I thought at the same time - anyway - to peek at the halo situation. Now the Moon had been blessed with a moderately clear 22r. The camera suddenly tripoded and a couple of quick shots captured. I didn’t sacrifice very many seconds for the composition, the c...

One halo form

15.10.2015 at 17.40 - Kouvola (I)
Tero Sipinen

Pillaria collapsed, nuts, "Let's pick up quickly!". I parked at the bus stop. A pillar into pixels with the long focal length of a little wit.

Sumukaari keinovalossa

12.10.2015 at 21.40 - Kouvola (IV)
Tero Sipinen

When I noticed that the fog of the bucket had risen, I decided to go and try out the performance of the DIY LED lamp as a fog arc generator. I drove to the scene and first decided to peek to see if anything would be visible in the car lights. A couple of times before I’ve tried the same thing - with lean, downright non-existent results. I was pleasantly surprised to see a clear fog now. Suddenly the camera raised and exposed. The second lamp was worth covering, and when the left of the shadows I cast was cranky, I reasoned that it was worth covering the right lamp. Jukka Ruoskanen once warned ...

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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus

7.10.2015 at 21.51 - Kouvola (III)
Tero Sipinen

I noticed a northern lights storm admiring a fireball to the east, the apparent direction of travel of which was almost straight down. It wasn’t very long lasting (maybe just 1 sec.) And not particularly bright, but best of all, it flashed in the end. The first time I saw such an explosive ending. Pretty soon I noticed that other observations suitable for the same fireball came to Vahti. Now I was just starting to wonder if the flash would have been recorded in the pictures and it was! The lens at the time was a 4.5-millimeter circular fisheye eye, where the objects are drawn small anyway, and...

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All-sky aurora

7.10.2015 at 21.00 - 00.00 - Kouvola (V)
Tero Sipinen

Curls in red, sky heavily in the cloud ... It didn't help but to go to a nearby park for a passport and hope for the clouds to disappear. When I arrived at the scene, the situation seemed rather inconsolable. To the north was only a small opening from which warped the green (Fig. 1, 20.58). After waiting a moment, I noticed that the stars were starting to appear and soon the clouds had mostly left the place. Good luck! Wide gauze-like arches crossed the sky and a sharper belt began to meander in the north (Figures 2 and 3, c. 21.30). There was little difficulty in deciding which direction ...

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Quiet aurora arc

7.10.2015 at 01.15 - 02.00 - Kouvola (II)
Tero Sipinen

I guess a little late ... Well, there was still a calm and clear, downright compact arch. As I walked to a more spacious place, one bright purple ray suddenly lit up the arch. Walking stop, stand on the ground, remote control naps. Then: naps. Naps? No but the shutter says nothing. Battery out of controller (or broken, I haven't researched yet). The beam disappeared as abruptly as it had appeared. The only beam left in 45 minutes was not captured by the technique (two previous images were taken directly with the camera shutter and the other with the self-timer).

Pääsateenkaari

28.9.2015 at 17.45 - 18.00 - Kouvola (III)
Tero Sipinen

A snippet of the main rainbow. This time, the side arch did not come off even after tearing. Not to mention higher degrees.

One halo form

25.9.2015 at 08.32 - Kouvola (I)
Tero Sipinen

A short-lived side sun spotted during the filming of fog phenomena

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Kehä

25.9.2015 at 08.25 - 08.45 - Kouvola (III)
Tero Sipinen

I admired the play of light and shadow in the fog while driving to work. I bravely tried to continue my journey without stopping, but I failed in my attempt - on three occasions. At the first stop, I recorded rays of fog and a perimeter. Oh, and there was one halo . Another stop had to be made when handsome rays were visible against the sky. All I could notice was that they were much clearer on the move than at stops (I had to resort to HDR in the quad to get the rays visible against the sky somehow without ruining the other image). The third stop still had to be made when I could see the head...

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Pääsateenkaari

19.9.2015 at 14.37 - Kouvola (III)
Tero Sipinen

[Driving with my daughter on a deaf rainy day. The rainy area is left behind, the sun comes out from behind the cloud.] "Now that we turn onto that side road and put the car in the park, we see a rainbow" [Thumbs up ... - Yes, I succeeded!] "What did I say! Dad can predict" :)

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Quiet aurora arc

12.9.2015 at 01.00 - 02.00 - Kouvola (II)
Tero Sipinen

Third northern night in a row. This time I bothered right by the water to squirm. I periodically be on call for slow-moving dim northern lights from about one to two. A box grabbed a fireball. Sadly, it was during that screen that I came up with the scare with the LED lamp, it became not so successful in that foreground. Can't there be joy as a separate observation? I looked at no other fireballs being reported from that time, that is, not even help in supporting better observations. Also, no observation of duration when I didn’t notice it live.

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Quiet aurora arc

10.9.2015 at 22.35 - 22.45 - Kouvola (II)
Tero Sipinen

A ten minute peek into the yard and a calm arc of northern lights and pairs of rays observed. Second consecutive northern lights night. As a side observation, again the nocturnal bypass performed by the NH90.

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Active aurora band

9.9.2015 at 22.35 - 23.35 - Kouvola (III)
Tero Sipinen

Promising mileage drove me to a nearby park for my northern lights. The air was a little hazy and I couldn’t really tell if the reflection visible in the north was the light of the agglomeration or the whisper of the northern tail. I was already leaning towards the former, as the kajo was "too" high in the south and didn't really detach from the greenery in the test pictures. However, blaming the results of the white balance experiments, I noticed a reposmic movement in the runway, so it was believable that there was a small-scale northern lights show behind the fog. I decided to move to a...

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Several halo forms

9.9.2015 at 17.40 - 19.05 - Loviisa (II)
Tero Sipinen

I was 9.9. at the time of the rare halos, yes at the playgrounds (in Espoo), but in the hustle and bustle of the work, that I didn't have time to watch the sky or watch the Guard, so the best pieces completely passed me. As I drove home from the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, I still got to know the rap of the spectacle. First I noticed a 22r behind the wheel and a right Sauri (the left was too far on the rear left for safe detection). When I stopped for a coffee break (photo, 5:55 p.m.), I also noticed a weak zyk. Järkkäri was not involved in this trip, so there was contentment with the best...

Several halo forms

6.9.2015 at 15.00 - 18.00 - Kouvola (II)
Tero Sipinen

First observation 22r. Later, on the way home, the side sun was initially visible, which was completed as a ring along the way. Another 46r was revealed from the shots taken at home (I fired it into a ring 22 for a side defect). Attached pictures from the end of the observation period.

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Pääsateenkaari

5.9.2015 at 19.43 - Kouvola (II)
Tero Sipinen

The combination of rain crackling and sunshine caused the camera to be taken to the fresh air on a rainbow yacht. There was more to be photographed in the direction of the sun than in the opposite direction, but this (again) time no higher degree rainbows were found in the images. Opposite the sun, however, a faint main rainbow could be seen, which admitted the images very poorly. Image processing largely revealed the arc. Is it but the eto game that brings the channel mix. In this case, "green minus red" worked better than "blue minus red"

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One halo form

5.9.2015 at 13.10 - Kouvola (I)
Tero Sipinen

A weak 22r rain cloud behind the stats.

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 22.11.2015 klo 13.20.