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18 Melpomene positive occultation


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About this observation
Philip Denyer
Time of observation
19/11/2017 - 05:36
18 Melpomene
Observing location
Hornchurch, Greater London
Celestron C9.25
Watec 120N+ video camera
GPS video time inserter
0.16 integration

This was my second positive asteroid occultation for this year and involved the asteroid (18) Melpomene. I could see it slowly merge with the target star on the laptop monitor until it covered the star for 4.5 seconds, causing a slight but noticeable dimming. Attached is the resulting light curve.

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