Clear sky…at last!

Weather conditions have been very poor here in northern Finland. I’m currently working in Kainuu region, in municipality of Puolanka. Last night sky got clear, at last! I have been waiting for this so long time!

During last night (17./18.9.2011) it was mostly clear sky, altough some clouds occasionally were interfering. About 75% Moon was shining in the south eastern sky, and there were also some weak aurorae in the northern sky.

My observing place here in Puolanka municipality is one B&B place in village of Aska, about 20 km north of Puolanka town. This place seems to be a considerably good observing place, because there are not any major light pollution sources near by, and the keepers of the B&B place seems to be very conservative about energy consumption! 🙂

Last night I was observing mostly variable stars, but I was also looking the Moon and the Jupiter.

Summary of obs session #8/11-12
Date: 17./18.9.2011
Time: 22.30-02.15
Place: Aska, Puolanka, Finland
Instruments used: L102/1000mm
Objects observed: R Cyg, Z Uma, Z And
Conditions: NELM: 5.3, SQM: 19.35, + 2 – -3 °C, mostly clear sky, calm, 75% Moon in the sky at altitude of ~25°, weak aurora borealis in northern sky


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