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25 August 2015

Astronomy Club Toutatis: 4 days in a row


Star trail of the western night sky in Kustavi, Finland. 22.08.2015
The dense Milky Way can be seen in the middle of the picture.
Credit: KTY Toutatis/S. Lamoureux.  

Fall brings great dark skies in Finland. Also it offers warmer temperatures to enjoy the night sky.
On the 22.08.2015 was the 4th day in a row that we looked at the night sky. We moved to a more open space where the western (and eastern) sky can be seen without obstruction from trees and buildings.

We continued on the theme of the Milky Way, this time I took a star trail with my fish eye lens on my canon 550D. The picture seen above.

Also we manage to edit the 60 photos into a GIF animation of the movement of the Milky Way in our night sky. We saw many shooting stars, planes and satellites. We spent 1,5 hours enjoying the mysteries of our Universe.

Here are what we got this time.

GIF animation of the movement of the Milky Way in our night sky.
Took on the 22.08.2015 Kustavi, FInland.
Credit: KTY Toutatis/S.Lamoureux.

Caption of the GIF animation. The Milky Way.
Credit: KTY Toutatis/S.Lamoureux.

Me and Birgit sitting on the star terasse. Kustavi, Finland.
Credit: KTY Toutatis/S.Lamoureux.