Uranus occultation this evening (New Years Day)

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    Jeremy Shears
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    Just a reminder that this evening Uranus will be occulted by the Moon, at least for those north of the bold line 1 in the attached chart from the Handbook. Those on the line will experience a graze. Times (from Tim Haymes’ column in the current Lunar Section Circular; UT):

    Birmingham 22:39
    Manchester 22:31
    Leeds 22:30
    Edinburgh 22:20
    Aberystwyth 22:33
    Belfast 22:19

    Hopefully people will get good views. Weather prospects are not good in Cheshire. At least the smoke from NYE fireworks will have cleared (even if the fog persists)

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    Alex Pratt
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    Jeremy, thanks for the reminder.
    I’ve attached the worldwide list – from Occult software.
    Cheers,
    Alex.

    #614939
    Alex Pratt
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    My C11 at f/10 and Watec 910HX camera caught the tiny ghostly disc of Uranus up to about a minute before disappearance at the dark limb, then it was swamped by the thin cloud and glare from the gibbous Moon.

    Alex.

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