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OCCULTATION OF UCAC2 38057069 BY 808 Merxia
2012 March 17

A 3.04 second occultation was recorded by Brian Loader, using video OSD technique.

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  1    B Loader,Darfield,NZ
  2(P) Prediction, Personal 17 March


Merxia occultation - 2012 March 17


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.

Merxia occultation - 2012 March 17

Observational Data:

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


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