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Landscape image of a planet

5.12.2021 at 16.30 - 16.45 - Helsinki (III)
Markku Poutanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

That's where Venus peeks out for a long time. It was 15 degrees below zero, so it didn't bother to climb up to Paloheinä hill. But brightly Venus between the trees shines. Jupiter on the left and shy Saturn in the middle. Well demonstrate the orbital plane of the planets. #bongaa100 (solar plane orbit, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn)

Moon

21.11.2021 at 18.15 - 19.30 - Helsinki (III)
Markku Poutanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

The moon had already seen its busiest days in this round. When it started to clear as it got dark, it was time to take the last couple of pictures for #bongaa100 observations. The last clouds still wandered past the Moon. After an hour of waiting, the Moon was already more comfortable in the sky. The right edge was appropriately jagged and the sequence of four craters was amusingly visible at the edge of the terminator (Langrenus, Vendelinus, Petavius, Furnerius). At the top right, the edge mountains of Mare Crisium were handsome. Otherwise, the landscape was still a bit flat in the direction ...

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Starry sky image

8.11.2021 at 18.30 - 21.30 - Parikkala (III)
Markku Poutanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

Headlight. After prolonged drooling, the iOptron GEM28 stand had to be purchased. Another month passed before cloudless weather and a dark place hit the same point in space-time. But then the weather was just perfect, the kind of ball like a late autumn sixth night can only be. I stated that for years I have not come from looking at the starry sky in such a transparent and dark weather. As the wind calmed down, the temperature crept to the side of the frost, but not in any way unreasonably. The first time went into learning trend adjustments and all sorts of practice and testing. The purpose w...

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Earth's shadow

2.10.2021 at 19.00 - 19.30 - Helsinki (II)
Markku Poutanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

Coming from a business trip, I noticed that the rather promising shadow of the Earth began to rise from the eastern horizon. Not when the camera is out with the idea of getting brown in the same image. However, it didn’t turn out to be as clear-cut as I originally assumed, and before I got into a sufficiently open place, it was already a little too dim. Jupiter cucumber already hopeful on the edge of the shadow. Thousands (?) Of geese had taken over the adjacent golf course and kept an infernal noise in the twilight. Have fun with everyone, but I really wouldn’t want to go there in the morning...

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Starscape image

10.9.2021 at 22.30 - Parikkala (III)
Markku Poutanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

... and then came the clouds. Moonless dark autumn night. What better time to take a portrait of the Milky Way. But by the time it started to get dark enough, the clouds were creeping into place. There was no Milky Way, there was one training picture of Jupiter and Saturn. From Jupiter to the top left, the Aquarius ad Mersu is nicely displayed. As in Arthur C. Clarke’s short story, God’s Nine Billion Names, the stars one after the other disappeared from view.

Perseidit

11.8.2021 at 00.15 - 01.00 - Parikkala (III)
Markku Poutanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

Waiting for the maximum of next night’s pictures from a couple of nights away. In about 45 minutes, I saw four bright asses, three of which hit the picture. It was also tried that the car could well be used as a camera tripod. I first fumbled with the long tube and Jupiter and of course the quick mount on the tripod forgot to stick to the telephoto lens when I went to change the wide. I no longer bothered to go back in to rattle, but the camera on my back to the roof of the car. Well worked in this case. First tests; way too much light. On the camera screen, the image looked completely burstin...

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Eye-catching night shining clouds

21.7.2021 at 01.00 - 01.30 - Helsinki (V)
Markku Poutanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

Well Johan had gotten really handsome again. The whole northern sky shone really well. Something must have happened in the conditions of the upper atmosphere, now that in a couple of years there have been many such plays. After all, these were rare in the old days; I myself probably first wondered sometime in the 80s, and not every summer even showed up.

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Pääsateenkaari

15.7.2021 at 19.30 - 20.00 - Parikkala (II)
Markku Poutanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

As the record-breaking day turned towards the evening, a local small deafening cloud developed, which cracked a refreshing downpour. After a billion liters of water had burst into the parched landscape, the sun flashed up and for a moment a piece of rainbow appeared. Attention was drawn to its slightly dull appearance, which revealed a series of interference arcs when the image was torn. And there was an equally dull side rainbow there, which I hadn't paid attention to live.

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One halo form

6.7.2021 at 12.10 - 12.30 - Helsinki (I)
Markku Poutanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

In the heat of July, a basic set. Even with a small stretch, nothing else seems to be visible.

Crepuscular rays

5.7.2021 at 23.10 - 23.15 - Helsinki (II)
Markku Poutanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

Evening tan so much that it took a moment to walk out the camera. Only when I looked at the image in more detail did the faint twilight rays seem to be visible there. Of course, if you had known then, you could have walked a couple of hundred meters to the slightly nicer observation site.

Arcus cloud

23.6.2021 at 14.20 - 14.50 - Helsinki (III)
Markku Poutanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

As the thunder front approached, the sky began to darken and a moment before the wind and rain struck, a reasonably spectacular avalanche rolled over the landscape. In northern Helsinki, thunderstorms may have been milder than might have been expected based on radar images.

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One halo form

4.5.2021 at 10.00 - 10.30 - Helsinki (I)
Markku Poutanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

Quite a handsome backpack, but somehow after yesterday’s halo feeling it felt a little modest. But you don't see these every week either.

Halo phenomena covering the sky

3.5.2021 at 13.00 - 13.45 - Helsinki (IV)
Markku Poutanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

The best stage of the play went unnoticed when I swayed the wailing only at the stage when a thicker fuss began to come to heaven. It then left for half an hour later. But yes this still probably goes into your top-10. The situations in which the fisheye is missed when 14 mm wide cannot be photographed from behind the neck at the same time. Second image from the opposite direction of the Sun. At that point, it no longer stood out to the naked eye, but with a little tearing it came out quite nicely in the picture. And as if it had some other arc; is it I prefer to leave the rest of the identifi...

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M44

19.4.2021 at 00.10 - 00.20 - Helsinki (III)
Markku Poutanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

M44, Praesepe, Crib, in English Beehive. This open constellation in the constellation Kravu has many names. One of the stunning open constellations visible in the spring winter when viewed with binoculars or a telescope. So small and dim that the naked eye demands good conditions. This photo, too, was taken with a 100mm objective "at random", meaning there is no chance of seeing Praesepe with the naked eye in these conditions. I was looking for a red dot to attach to the camera's flash shoe a few times ago. It is an excellent aid when pointing the camera. The crescent moon had already crep...

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One halo form

13.4.2021 at 20.40 - Helsinki (I)
Markku Poutanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

The mail of the day was forgotten to pick up. Useless trip, the box was empty. But what does it do in the afternoon? Handsome solar pillar there. Suddenly a flicker on your cell phone (picture 3) that even some evidence will be left if it disappears before you get the camera retrieved. And not what, it has a 100-millimeter stick! I'm not starting to change, let's see what the picture fits. Figures 1 and 2 are uncropped 100-millimeter images; when this was not a broader phenomenon, then there is room for that, although a little tight makes the landscape. (and at the same time you can co...

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One halo form

6.4.2021 at 18.27 - Helsinki (I)
Markku Poutanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

The clouds in the afternoon looked promising, but no halos were visible and even the lower clouds covered a large part of the sky. Towards evening, the lower clouds diminished, but only for a moment did the 22-degree ring appear before it also disappeared. Not much detail could be dug out of the cell phone flicker. But the fire #haloh #halohuhtikuu opened for its part. #bongaa100

Moon

19.3.2021 at 20.50 - 21.50 - Helsinki (III)
Markku Poutanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

That's what the Moon had penetrated between Mars and Aldebaran. There was already a stage near the middle of the moon that the country was not visible to the naked eye, but the picture certainly came. Somehow a funny looking sickle, you see this now then it's that Moonboy. #bongaa100

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Landscape image of a planet

3.3.2021 at 20.11 - Helsinki (III)
Markku Poutanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

After a little rain, the sky, which was previously completely cloudy, became partially clear. The small Skywardens were moving at a brisk pace, so that no more serious description could have been considered. But the glow of the street lamps from the backyard would not have come to mind when the bright stars of Mars, Aldebara and Orion stood out with the naked eye. The previous evening's training at https://www.taivaanvahti.fi/observations/show/96388 left a slightly wider view. A small change of location so that Orion's belts fit into the picture. Spring erupts when, already in the earl...

Landscape image of a planet

2.3.2021 at 20.00 - 20.20 - Helsinki (III)
Markku Poutanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

So Mars hangs near the Pleiades. On the left Hyadit and Taurus Aldebaran where in the direction of Mars here in early months to wander. Follow me. In a metropolitan area, you can't make very strange exposures in the glow of street lamps. At least the background will be ugly without filters. But it can be eliminated in such images by changing the image to black and white afterwards. There would hardly have been any colors here. You always have to wonder about the current cameras. The two-second exposure not only achieves almost the same result as a stack of eight images, and even in such no...

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One halo form

28.2.2021 at 17.05 - 17.10 - Helsinki (I)
Markku Poutanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

By the way out, an elongated, rather bright right-hand side sun was visible. I thought of walking to a slightly better place to get the Sun in the same picture. Lesson #1: Take a picture of the halo when it appears. When I got to the stations a couple of minutes later, the halo was just a pale memory. It didn't pick up from it anymore, and a couple of minutes later it disappeared completely. Lesson #2: Such reflections in a cloud are sometimes brightened and dimmed admirably fast #bongaa100

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 6.12.2021 klo 6.52.