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Starry sky image

8.9.2022 at 22.43 - Paimio (III)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

My heart is in Kevola, even though the weather forecast is full of clouds and almost a full moon. I went anyway. Clouds passed over several floors, but I shot timelapses and I used too Cloudy periods by browsing the internet for the news of Elizabeth II's passing. The star pictures actually turned out pretty great when the Moon lit up the clouds. Even the low clouds were moving very slowly, so the atmosphere in the moonlight was stagnant, but beautiful. I described the Milky Way between the clouds. The swan seemed to be flying between the night cumulus towards the south. Thus an era that l...

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Auroras seen through breaks in the clouds

4.9.2022 at 22.40 - 23.20 - Turku (III)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

The attempt to photograph the northern lights in Turku was a bit challenging due to the cloud rafts attacking from the north. So yes, clouds and light pollution, just what you need at the time of the bright aurora borealis... (All stargazers can relate to this.) In the end, the clouds finally rolled in like Monday morning chores.

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Moon

4.8.2022 at 22.45 - Paimio
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

August. It has become a tradition for me to start a new observation season with a feel-good session in Kevola. The forecast promises partly cloudy skies, but that doesn't really matter when the purpose is mainly to renew your acquaintance with the sky. I arrive in Kevola and open the Kepsi (Celestron GPS 11") roof. The Kepsi has been behaving badly, but Mika has gone to let it run, and now the pipe obeys without any problems. The background sky is still so light that I mainly study the bright stars and Kepsi's direction. The moon emerges from behind the clouds on the horizon. Eh, I did...

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Venus and Jupiter

1.5.2022 at 11.20 - Turku (II)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

The conjunctions of Venus and Jupiter happen unnecessarily often in the daylight, but it is not an obstacle to detection, only a retarder. This time, the duo was found confusingly easily with a finger-gauge of the sun and horizon with forks. When the approximate place was clear, the binoculars immediately bounced off the bright Venus, and Jupiter next to it. After that, Venus was already easily visible to the naked eye when he knew the place. (Trees and clouds are relatively good helpers, though.) I was a bit behind, at this point the difference between the planets was already about 0.3 °. Sur...

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ISS

21.3.2022 at 20.12 - Turku (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Pirkka Suokari, Turun Ursa

In today's ISS image, there were a little more companies. We set off a little late and slipped in panic on the capped slope of Luolavuori, leaving a whopping ten minutes in the corners of the view, adjusting the exposure, looking at the stand and planning the shooting. There was little speculation, as the sky was even lighter than expected. However, the end result as a single image is quite successful!

ISS

20.3.2022 at 21.00 - Turku (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

Once again, a succulent ISS week began, and in honor of that, I described the space station as it seemed to go over Sirius on the map. Well not far behind. This time, I composed only Sirius and the sunset, that is, the moment the station traveled in its orbit into the shadow of the earth. It seems that the M47 has also become obsolete and I think there will be a touch of the M46 as well.

Starscape image

27.2.2022 at 21.45 - Paimio (IV)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

The weather was so nice on Sunday night that I had to go to Kevola again to teach a telescope. This time, the tube was told about Orion, and it listened intently. In terms of images, however, there was still room for hope (Figure 2).

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Starscape image

16.12.2021 at 20.00 - Paimio
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

The bright evening attracted Kevola in the hope of a Christmas card image. It got a little challenging, but it finally got some sort of shot, even though the lens finally started to fog up, the batteries from the laser pointer clotted, and the timing and movements never really hit the right place. (And of course the snow would have been a nice surprise.) After all, Merry Christmas to everyone!

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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.

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