A 3.04 second occultation was recorded by Brian Loader, using video OSD technique.
View the personal prediction.
Observers: 1 B Loader,Darfield,NZ 2(P) Prediction, Personal 17 March
The circle above is plotted at the expected 33 km diameter of Merxia. With only one chord it is not possible to determine whether Brian was north or south of the central line of the event.
The figure below shows the Tangra light curve of the occultation.
Observation details for MP ( 808 ) Merxia By Star UCAC2 38057069 On 2012-03-17 at 08:14:52.0 _______________________________ Observer B. Loader Location Darfield,NZ Longitude +172:06 Latitude -43:28 Altitude 210 m Datum WGS84 Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak Aperture 25 cm Seeing Slight flickering Clear Camera Type WAT120N PAL/CCIR Camera Delay 0.33 Timing GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis Disappearance 08:14:53.78 Reappearance 08:14:56.82 Comments: Wind shake at times during the observing spell, but the event was quite clear Report prepopulated by IOTA Reporting Add-in for OW ver.1.6