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Nyrölä Observatory. Petri Tikkanen Jyväskylän Sirius ry. Jyväskylän Sirius ry, Finland. Astronomical association Founded 1959 230 members, 2 observatories One of the most active astro clubs in Finland. 62 N 25 E. Nyrölä Observatory. Countryside amateur observatory

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Nyr l observatory

Nyrölä Observatory

Petri Tikkanen

Jyväskylän Sirius ry


Jyv skyl n sirius ry finland

Jyväskylän Sirius ry, Finland

  • Astronomical association

    • Founded 1959

    • 230 members, 2 observatories

    • One of the most active astro clubs in Finland

62 N

25 E


Nyr l observatory1

Nyrölä Observatory

  • Countryside amateur observatory

  • 20 kms Northwest of Jyväskylä

  • Top gears: large robotic telescopes and CCD-imager

  • Very dark site

  • Active group of

    observers


Present equipment

Present Equipment

  • Meade LX200 telescopes

    • 16 and 10 inch models

  • SBIG ST8XE CCD-imager

    • AO-7 active optics device

    • BVR filter set

  • Optec TCF-S focuser

  • Optec f5 focal reducer

  • Watec N100 video camera

    • GPS time inserter

  • 256 kbps Internet, 2Mb/s


From pretty pictures

From pretty pictures ...


Nyr l observatory

Moon


Planets jupiter and saturn

Planets: Jupiter and Saturn


M1 supernova remnant

M1 - Supernova remnant


M51 the whirlpool galaxy

M51 – The WhirlpoolGalaxy


Sunflower galaxy m63

Sunflower Galaxy M63


Ngc 6951 and two supernovae

NGC 6951 and two supernovae


Ngc3786 and sn2004bd

NGC3786 and SN2004bd


Galaxy clusters stephen s quintet

Galaxy clusters – Stephen’s Quintet


To scientific observing programs

to Scientific Observing Programs

  • Kataklysmic variables (AAVSO, VSNET, CBA)

  • Gamma-ray bursters (AAVSO)

  • Blazar monitoring (WEBT, GTN)

  • Asteroids (MPC)

  • Asteroid light curves (Helsinki university)

  • Jovian moons (Armagh university)

  • Exoplanets (transitsearch.org)

  • Comets (NASA STSP)

  • Triton (TritonWatch)


Eclipsing dwarf nova iy uma

Eclipsing dwarf nova IY UMa


Wz sagittae superoutburst 2001

WZ Sagittae superoutburst 2001

  • Over 8500 images taken at Nyrölä 7-10/2001


Sdss 173008 38 624754 7

SDSS 173008.38+624754.7

  • Light curve from Oct 22, 2001


Mercury transit may 7 2003

Mercury transit May 7, 2003


Lunar eclipse of november 8 9 2003

Lunar eclipse of November 8/9, 2003


Long lost neo asteroid hermes 2003 10 18 21 15 22 19 ut

Long lost NEO asteroid Hermes 2003-10-18 21:15 - 22:19 UT


Asteroid hunting

Asteroid hunting


Minor planet 22978 nyr l

Minor planet (22978) Nyrölä

  • Discovered at Nyrola on March 15, 1999

  • Diameter about 15 kms


Asteroid light curves

Asteroid Light Curves

  • From the light curves it is possible to compute the 3-D model of the asteroid

  • Collaboration with University of Helsinki

  • Several amateurs are helping to provide the light curves

http://www.astro.helsinki.fi/~jtpesone/harras.html


Binary asteroid 1089 tama

Binary asteroid (1089) Tama

Transit?

Eclipse


Comets

Comets

C/2002 T7 (Linear) 1.1.2004


Small telescope science program

Small Telescope Science Program

  • Observing comet 2P/Tempel1 for NASA Deep Impact mission

  • Observing campaign for advanced amateurs and professional observatoties

http://deepimpact.astro.umd.edu/stsp/


Images of comet 2p tempel 1

Images of comet 2P/Tempel 1

  • 26.8.2000. Nyrölä

  • 40cm Meade LX200,

  • R-filter

  • 9.9.2000. Nyrölä

  • 40cm Meade LX200,

  • R-filter


Mutual events of jovian moons

Mutual events of Jovian moons

Callisto occults Europe Jan 16, 2003


Light echo of v838 monocerotis

Light echo of V838 Monocerotis

1989 - DSS2R


Eksoplanet hd 209458b

Eksoplanet HD 209458b

SAO 107623

Spectral: F8

Distance: 153 ly

Magnitude: 7.65

RA: 22h 03m 10s

Dec:+18°53'03"

Pegasus


Exoplanet transit

Exoplanet transit


Observation of sep 15 2000

HD209458

Observation of Sep 15, 2000

866 images with 10 s integration


Final light curve

Final light curve

This observation inspired transitsearch.org!


Blazars

Blazars

  • Active galaxy nuclei (AGNs) billions of light years away

  • Engine: super massive black hole (or several!)


3c66a observation of sep 25 2003

3C66A observation of Sep 25, 2003


Blazar s5 0716 71 light curves

Blazar S5 0716+71 light curves


Gcn the grb coordinates network

GCN -The GRB Coordinates Network

http://lheawww.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/gamcosray/legr/bacodine/gcn_main.html

Nyrölä


The first success gamma ray burst grb000926

The first success:Gamma-ray burst GRB000926

Palomar observatoryNyrölä Observatory

Digital Sky Survey IISeptember 28, 2000

Delta t=43 hrs - mag C=20

Exposure 17 x 240s


Negative observation of a short hard grb 010119

Negative observation of a short-hard GRB 010119


Color image of grb afterglow

Color image of GRB afterglow

The first colour image of GRB afterglow by amateurs!


Multicolour light curve of fading grb afterglow

Multicolour light curve of fading GRB afterglow

The first GRB OT light curve by amateur astronomers!


Grb030329 monster grb combined amateur light curve by aavso

GRB030329: ‘Monster GRB’Combined Amateur Light curve (by AAVSO)


Venus transit 8 6 2004

Venus transit 8.6.2004

  • Binoculars & telescopes

  • Digital cameras

  • Live video feed to internet (how?)


Auroraborealis

Auroraborealis


Questions

Questions?

Petri Tikkanen

tel: +358-50-63645

[email protected]

http://www.ursa.fi/sirius


Involvement with grbs

Involvement with GRBs

  • GRB team formed in 1999

  • Joined to GCN network in January, 1999

    • Pager alerts to cell phones + email

    • GCN Circular subscription

    • Real time Socket Alerts since February, 2001

  • Joined to AAVSO GRB Network Oct, 2000

    • email alerts + chart service

  • 14 published GCN Circulars


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