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18 Melpomene positive occultation

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Observer
Philip Denyer
Time of observation
19/11/2017 - 05:36
Object
18 Melpomene
Observing location
Hornchurch, Greater London
Equipment
Celestron C9.25
Watec 120N+ video camera
GPS video time inserter
Laptop
Exposure
0.16 integration
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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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Tim Haymes's picture

Nice observation Phil, and good luck in 2018.

Philip Denyer's picture

Thank you, and may the skies be clear!

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