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4 Vesta occults HIP 14439

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Observer
Aberdeen Astronomical Society
Time of observation
11/02/2020 - 22:02
Object
4 Vesta and HIP 14439
Observing location
Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire
Equipment
SW Esprit 120 APO
SX Trius 694 CCD
Exposure
0.5 sec
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 A montage of 5 frames from a 1000 frame video sequence showing the asteroid Vesta occult the bright star HIP 14439.

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A R Pratt's picture

Congratulations on recording this rare event under very difficult weather conditions. If you've not done so, please submit a report to Tim Haymes.

From my location (outside the predicted shadow zone) clouds raced in to ruin my view.

Clear skies,

     Alex.

Tim Haymes's picture

I very nice image sequence of this rare event - i'm so pleased you managed to see/record the phenomenon.
Please send me a report, via Alex if you wish, and I will reply to you all.

Tim

neal's picture

No problem Tim.

Does a report have any particular format? Never done one before!

Neal

Tim Haymes's picture

Hi Neal, Im hoping some notes can be prepared for the Journal. The Editor has requested info and I think Philip would like to get into contact with the observer(s).   From my point of view, i would be pleased to do a more formal  report on your behalf (in the desired format).  Ideally i would like to have the start and end time of the occultation event as best you can, and from the frame sequence I should be able to generate a light curve for you. I can explain further off-group if thats ok

tvh.observatory@btinternet.com

Tim Haymes's picture

Congratulations Neal, your observation is reported on EURASTER. http://www.euraster.net/results/2020/index.html#0211-4

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