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4 Vesta occults HIP 14439


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About this observation
Aberdeen Astronomical Society
Time of observation
11/02/2020 - 22:02
4 Vesta and HIP 14439
Observing location
Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire
SW Esprit 120 APO
SX Trius 694 CCD
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.


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,


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.


neal's picture

No problem Tim.

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


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

Tim Haymes's picture

Congratulations Neal, your observation is reported on EURASTER.

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