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One halo form

27.1.2023 at 12.30 - Kuusamo (I)
Voitto Pitkanen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

A particularly strong side sun (on the other side) was visible for a while.

Comet with naked eye coma ZTF

26.1.2023 at 23.30 - Kuusamo (II)
Voitto Pitkanen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

The comet was reasonably well visible and movement was noticeable in the animation for half an hour.

Images: 2 pcs

Moon and Jupiter

26.1.2023 at 16.50 - Kuusamo (III)
Voitto Pitkanen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

The colorful sunset was also reflected in the meeting of the Moon and Jupiter.

Comet with naked eye coma ZTF

26.1.2023 at 01.30 - 03.50 - Kuusamo (III)
Voitto Pitkanen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Higher and higher praise the comet. Movement is already visible in longer exposures, not to mention several hours. The comet stood out to the naked eye, especially when there was a nearby star to look at first. During the night there was variable cloudiness, starting from completely cloudy to clear weather in the morning.

Images: 2 pcs

Binocular comet ZTF

24.1.2023 at 17.30 - Kuusamo (III)
Voitto Pitkanen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

As the evening darkened before clouding over, there was a bit of shooting time due to the signs of clearer weather, and the comet's position also became more precise with the stars lighting up in the middle sky. Even so that with the 600 mm lens I was able to locate it directly as a light spot.

Images: 2 pcs

Pearl clouds

24.1.2023 at 16.10 - Kuusamo (III)
Voitto Pitkanen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Pearly clouds could be seen in the southwest direction in a fairly wide area around sunset.

Binocular comet ZTF

22.1.2023 at 23.00 - Kuusamo (I)
Voitto Pitkanen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

A 10-minute gap was found in the middle of the northern lights and upper clouds, which I used to search for and photograph the comet. After a long time, a small opportunity for this hobby as well.

Comments: 4 pcs

Aurora rays

6.1.2023 at 01.00 - Kuusamo (III)
Voitto Pitkanen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Full moon and northern lights on the northeastern horizon. With a little guesswork, the location of the Northern Crown was found, and yes, the comet also stood out from there as a small speck. The aurora borealis stretched from one bank of the sky to the other in a northeast-southwest direction. It was 'only' -17 degrees below zero and it felt really cold for this winter. Some shooting stars in the east. Nice weather for watching the starry sky, but not for a closer look.

Moon and Mars

3.1.2023 at 21.50 - Kuusamo (IV)
Voitto Pitkanen

The moon and Mars met spectacularly in the middle sky.

Pearl clouds

2.1.2023 at 16.20 - Kuusamo (I)
Voitto Pitkanen

At the end of a clear day, pearly brown colored the sky towards the southwest after the sun set.

Starry sky image

25.12.2022 at 21.30 - Kuusamo (IV)
Voitto Pitkanen

For a long time, the weather was clear, although there was some fog in the eastern sky. The frost got as cold as -16 degrees before the clouds and condensation. In addition to the Pleiades and the North America Nebula, the view was colored by the planet Mars.

Telescopic comet ZTF

25.12.2022 at 18.30 - Kuusamo (III)
Voitto Pitkanen

The comet had brightened since the last observation.

Images: 2 pcs

Telescopic comet ZTF

16.12.2022 at 18.20 - Kuusamo (II)
Voitto Pitkanen

I spotted the comet from the western sky in the constellation of the Northern Crown before it sank behind the forest.

Pearl clouds

16.12.2022 at 16.12 - Kuusamo (IV)
Voitto Pitkanen

A clear day was followed by a play of colors after the sun set behind the horizon.

Comments: 2 pcs

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 07.04 - Kuusamo (II)
Voitto Pitkanen

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

Milky way

31.10.2022 at 19.45 - Kuusamo (III)
Voitto Pitkanen

This milky way image is accompanied by a touch of northern lights and a cloud of fog intensifying from the southwest.

Partial solar eclipse

25.10.2022 at 12.45 - Kuusamo (III)
Voitto Pitkanen

The weather cleared towards the peak of the eclipse and I had to dig out the filters.

Images: 2 pcs

Milky way

24.10.2022 at 21.45 - Kuusamo (III)
Voitto Pitkanen

The Milky Way reflected wonderfully on the surface of Lake Suininki.

Images: 2 pcs

A fireball in a twilight sky

24.10.2022 at 19.30 - Kuusamo (III)
Voitto Pitkanen

A flash-like fireball flashed in the direction of the southwest.

Comments: 2 pcs

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 31.1.2023 klo 00.16.