Zodiacal light 10./11.3.2013

Observed phenomena: Zodiacal light
Date: 10./11.3.2013
Time: 21:00-23:20
Observing place: Stormälö, Parainen, Finland
Observing method: Photography
Technical information about photographing equipment: Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, lens: Samyang 8mm fish eye

Description: during a deep sky –observing session, I was able to observe the zodiacal light again, but this time I was better equipped! I had a camera and tripod with me, and I was able to photograph the phenomena this time!

Also this time the light was visible in the NW sky as a faint, southwards tilted, diffuse glow of light that was following the line of the ecliptic. The light was best visible with averted vision and sweeping. The phenomena and observing conditions were similar than last time.

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Zodiacal light 8./9.3.2013

Observed phenomena: Zodiacal light
Date: 8./9.3.2013
Time: 21:15
Observing place: Stormälö, Parainen, Finland
Observing method: Visual

Zodiacal light observed during a deep sky –observing session. A faint, diffuse, wedge-like glow in the NW sky at low altitude, close to horizon. The light dome is following the line of the ecliptic, and it is tilted with angle about 45-50°. Intensity of the light seems to be strongest around the constellation of Aries. Colour of the light is pale white. The light is scattered in rather large area, and it is best visible with averted vision and sweeping.

Zodiacal light observed 8.3.2013 in Stormälö, Parainen, Finland
Zodiacal light observed 8.3.2013 in Stormälö, Parainen, Finland