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M57

23.10.2021 at 19.30 - Paimio
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

A small star jumping video for the M57. (In the second video, pictures without patterns.) In the era of GoTo telescopes, wanhaa decent star jumping is rarely practiced a little unnecessarily. That’s why I tried what that would look like in video format. I added the fixed points and patterns of my own route. The tire mist was the first item I found on my own first tube at the age of 12 by star jumping. It was behind the work and the pain when there was no idea what the route was supposed to look like through the pipe, and there was no real idea of the scale, but yes it was finally found then. A...

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Moon

18.10.2021 at 20.30 - Turku
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

Laziness, that sinful death of the star enthusiast. Even if it’s bright outside (rare in October), the buttocks can’t get up from the couch except to the balcony. You can still get the tube as you stand, but I can't change the camera adapters to the red dot sight, so I'm looking for objects in a masochistic way directly into the eyepiece without searching. The moon is now at least an easy target. However, refinement is tricky because I didn’t manage to lift the pipe to the balcony in time, even though the weather forecast looked promising. I ruffle in the chair and take test shots unti...

M31

13.9.2021 at 21.45 - Parikkala
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

Well, that's how it happened that when Andromeda was screened long enough, it turned on the afterburners and started pulling. A nice cloud of smoke, but what more would you expect from a galaxy of that size. My best flying saucer observation to date. Aka Windy night, but the yard was so calm that the telescope did not swing.

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Rocket-related clouds

9.9.2021 at 23.10 - Parikkala (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Pirkka Suokari, Turun Ursa

We were on the Siikalahti dam road watching the planets, when in the north direction a bright light phenomenon was visible among the clouds. It moved slowly north from Capella, and eventually disappeared beyond the horizon. I hadn’t yet retrieved the camera from the car, so when the light disappeared, I was only able to grab a picture of the rocket cloud that faded away in a few minutes. He has seen everything in the hobby, but never rocket launch. I had to rub my eyes a little and think about what a miracle that is. The cartoon shows the route and an outline of what it looked like. There were...

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Landscape image of a planet

4.9.2021 at 23.40 - Lieksa (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

A summer holiday in September always feels just as idiotic at the beginning of August at the latest, but the wait is rewarded. In the terrains of Koli, the starry sky looks translucent, and Jupiter and Saturn build a bridge to the waves of Pielinen. The whole triangular shape of the deer is nicely visible above the lake horizon. Suddenly, dragging a 9.25 "Celestron around Eastern Finland no longer seems like a silly idea. The observation night is just beginning.

Perseids

12.8.2021 at 22.30 - 02.30 - Paimio (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Lotta Rytkönen, Turun Ursa

The Perseidi night was clear, moonlit and warm this time - so a rare gorgeous opening of the season. We headed to Kevola, one from Turku, the other from Helsinki, to join other Tursa Ursa enthusiasts to watch the sky. After grilling and chatting, the sky was already nicely dark, and the asses began to flash across the book cover at a constant pace. Satellites and starbursts competed in numbers, one enthusiast telescope Saturn and Jupiter, and we came up with more synonyms for asses. ("Peppuset" is already a well-established nickname. "Ahteroids" and "Pyllids" are also good options.) During the...

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Partial solar eclipse

10.6.2021 at 13.35 - Turku (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

If, in turn, you tried something new in the field of solar eclipse observations. :) Here is an artistic attempt to unite the past and present of Southwest Finland. Figure 2 shows the technology (the simplest in the world).

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Starscape image

8.4.2021 at 23.00 - Paimio (III)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

Went with the boys to admire the starry sky in Kevola when they wanted to get out for a change. The weather was really nice. Orion and Mars were especially admired, though this time only with the naked eye. Hopefully they won’t start banging their own telescope next.

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Starscape image

14.9.2020 at 00.00 - Parikkala (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

Artistic experiments in a rural night. The overgrown autumn garden, the partly rusty old sundial, and the stars glistening in the darkness formed a somewhat magical whole that most closely resembles the cover of some of Enya’s records.

GOSAT (Ibuki)

16.8.2020 at 01.06 - Paimio (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

In Kevola again. This time, the camera riding on Celestron's backpack was grabbed by a satellite with strong 1990s Iridium vibes. Despite the searches, the name of the satellite did not survive, so someone researching spy satellite databases might shed some light on the matter?

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Starscape image

8.8.2020 at 23.30 - 01.00 - Paimio (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

Not many nights are allowed in life: a star hobby in the warm air in Finland under a clear dark starry sky. No frost in optics, no mosquitoes, calm and quiet. I bought a piece of mirror with a euro from a flea market and played with it while shooting. There was somehow a magical atmosphere in the pictures, especially with the red light. In the first picture Otava, in the second Andromeda galaxy and in the third Kassiopeia, where in the background the sky also seems to have one ass. :)

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ISS

19.7.2020 at 00.31 - 00.36 - Paimio (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

Timelapsea from ISS with basic star hobby meings, i.e. terrible adjustment and clumsiness. All graphs certainly identify when a) exposure is started too late because more test shots were needed than imagined, b) focus is "a little there", c) goods drip during shooting, and d) after shooting begins, there is no idea what was supposed to make. That's where the ISS appears, and Jupiter on the horizon.

Bright night shining clouds

18.7.2020 at 00.00 - 01.00 - Turku (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

We went to the Hauninen pool to see if the night cloud plays of the previous nights were repeated. We got there just at the dramatic moment when a buggy was stealing the Moon. However, promised to return next week. Otherwise, the beautiful and bright night clouds annoyingly disturbed the comedy of Neowise. However, we eventually found it with binoculars. Seeing the comet with the naked eye was challenging, but we also succeeded in it a few times, about a second at a time. Perhaps. The soundtrack of the sightings this time included the brawling oil of the intoxicated, the youth moped tunes, and...

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Venuksen peitto

19.6.2020 at 10.40 - 11.20 - Naantali (II)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Pirkka Suokari, Turun Ursa

Since it was not possible to include both of its means of observation in the celebration of Midsummer, the covering of Venus with the Moon had to be done by the "old-fashioned" method or by the "raw" or the naked eye. No mean feat. Miraculously, after a long search, we managed to find both Venus and the Moon in the clear day sky, and we watched as the crescent moon swept toward its unsuspecting prey. The vibration of the atmosphere always seemed to disappear from our eyes at times, but Venus remained on display all the time. Eventually, the Moon snatched the planet into its sickle, making the ...

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Venus ja Seulaset (M45)

3.4.2020 at 21.30 - 22.30 - Turku (V)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

Huh, it was a bad evening meeting Venus and the Sifters. In it, they merrily together skyed across the sky, but then the trees stepped into the picture. (If there are no clouds, then always something, clearly.) Unsuspectingly, the cowards arrived at the gates of the rather Dark Forest (Fig. 1) and continued their journey without slowing down a single piece. Soon the whole Kakaravasu with its Venus grabbed the branches, which properly attacked them to chase (Fig. 2). However, after ruining and tempting themselves out of their lives in distress, our heroes finally got through the forest, and not...

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ISS

26.3.2020 at 20.55 - 21.00 - Paimio (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

The "Age of Age" (ISS) bong from Kevola Observatory on a vaguely cloudy evening was surprisingly successful. However, the slender lens (F / 3.5) and short exposure (2 sec ./picture) forced the ISO grain size (6400) to unpleasant heights when shooting a timelapse. The satellite itself continued to be visible for much longer than I expected and the brightest phase was left out of the picture. Heck. Still a nice excursion in this crown-ravaged everyday life.

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Starscape image

26.3.2020 at 20.30 - Paimio (III)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

In the middle of a pretty good week in terms of weather, we went to take care of our nerves at the Kevola Observatory. However, in the evening, which was initially favored, threads of clouds kept running across the sky. Here, too, the teamwork was a boy, so as one swept the clouds away from disturbing, the other could focus on detecting Venus, the Sifters, and the Moon from the evening sky with binoculars. The absurd state of society caused by the coronavirus continued into Kevola's night as well. The sweeping clouds, the endless search for a comet, the banging in the distance, and some ki...

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Half-sky auroras

3.3.2020 at 23.20 - 00.40 - Inari (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

When rotating in Lapland, it always hopes that even one evening the northern lights will be visible. (The feeling only gets stronger if you’ve invited a lot of your friends from all over the world to join us on the trip.) To our delight, we were rewarded with a great night play, the repos went wild for a moment even dancing over us. The most active phase lasted about a quarter, but the light upholstery continued well into the night. Our foreign reinforcements were very happy, while the Turku Ursalians only tried hard to soak themselves into the bottom pieces. Did not work out. Heck.

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Landscape image of a planet

24.2.2020 at 20.15 - Turku (III)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

For a long time, "employment benefits" were exploited when we climbed into the tower of Turku Cathedral to depict Venus. The lighting in the center of Turku, of course, interfered with the filming, and admiration for the starry sky was perhaps a little less, even though Venus shone brightly in the sky. However, Turku itself was beautiful, although the winding wind and the time clocks quenching every quarter next to it made it difficult to focus on admiring the landscape. Orion also frankly framed the Vartiovuori observatory. (After filming it, the fingers were so iced that it was more comforta...

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ISS

26.9.2019 at 20.50 - 20.53 - Paimio, Kevola (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

The International Space Station will be visible again for a very few days, if bright is just enough. Usually bonga from its window, but this time from Kevola. There was quite a bit of moisture in the air, but luckily the ISS still grabbed the camera cell. The second crossing an hour and a half later also somehow managed to perpetuate, even though the lens stubbornly fogged itself. Saturn and Jupiter soared behind the trees, but yes, they also seemed to catch the picture.

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