An 8.5 second occultation was recorded by Brian Loader, using Video OSD technique.
Two clearly observed misses were recorded for this event.
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Observers: 1(M) D Watson,Thornton near Whakatane, NZ 2 B Loader,Darfield,NZ 3(M) A.Pennell & M.Broughton,Beverley Begg, Obs Dunedin.,NZ 4(P) Prediction 31 March
The circle above is plotted at the expected 150 km diameter of Erminia. 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 Limovie/Tangra light curve of the occultation.
Observation details for MP (705) Erminia By Star UCAC2 15977111 On 2013-04-12 at 14:58:45.0 _______________________________ Observer Diana Watson Location Thornton near Whakatane, NZ Longitude +176:51 Latitude -37:55 Altitude 3 m Datum Other Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak Aperture 200 cm Seeing Slight flickering Clear Camera Type Camera Delay Timing Tape Recorder + time signal Visual, no PE applied Missed Comments: some ground mist causing the slight flickering. _______________________________ 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 0.11 Timing GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis Disappearance 14:59:22.62 Reappearance 14:59:31.15 Comments: brief 4-frame (3089 to 3092) apparent drop at ca 14:59:33 is spurious and does not show in Limovie nor a rerun of Tangra. Report prepopulated by IOTA Reporting Add-in for OW ver.1.7 _______________________________ Observer A J Pennell & M Broughton Location Beverly Begg Observatory Dunedin.,NZ Longitude +170:29 Latitude -45:52 Altitude 139 m Datum WGS84 Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak Aperture 35 cm Seeing Steady Clear Camera Type WAT120N PAL/CCIR Camera Delay 1.29 Timing GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis Missed Comments: