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OCCULTATION OF UCAC2 21205159 BY 333 Badenia
2013 July 03

A 7.3 second occultation was recorded by Brian Loader, using video OSD technique.

View the updated prediction.

  1    B Loader,Darfield
  2(P) Prediction, 13 June


Badenia occultation - 2013 July 03


The ellipse above is plotted at the size to just fit the observation on the major axis and the minor axis is set to give the area as the expected circle of 70 km. This give an axis ratio of 1.41 compared to an estimate of 1.2 suggested by light curve data. With only one chord it is not possible to determine whether Brian was north or south of the central line of the event. However, assuming the updated prediction was approximately correct the longer than expected chord of about 83 km would suggest that the chord might lie close to the central portion of the asteroid.

The figure below shows the Limovie/Tangra light curve of the occultation.

Badenia occultation - 2013 July 03

Observational Data:

Observation details for MP ( 333 ) Badenia
By Star              UCAC2 21205159
On 2013-07-03  at 15:41:24.0


Observer   B. Loader
Location   Darfield
Longitude  +172:06
Latitude   -43:28
Altitude   210 m
Datum      WGS84
Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak
Aperture   25 cm
Seeing     Steady Thin cloud < 2
Camera Type  WAT120N+       PAL/CCIR
Camera Delay 0.11
Timing     GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis
Disappearance  15:41:28.63
Reappearance   15:41:35.92
Comments: Some variable thin cloud, more noticable in latter part of obs.
The S/N figure is mean of before and after event.
Individual S/N figures are:  Before event 8.8, after event 6.0.
Report prepopulated by IOTA Reporting Add-in for OW ver.1.7


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