Four clearly observed misses were recorded for this event.
View the Felipe Braga Ribas prediction.
Observers: 1 S Kerr, Rockhampton, QLD, AU 2(M) T Barry et al, Linden Obs, NSW, AU 3(M) J Bradshaw, Samford Valley, QLD, Australia 4(C) W, Hanna, Alice Springs, AU (was sadly Clouded - he should have seen a very similar event to Steve Kerr) 5(P) Prediction, 2 Dec 2013
The circle above is plotted at the expected 727 km diameter of 2003 AZ84.
With only one chord and a constraining miss we can be confident of the path of 2003 AZ84 and that it was
south of the predicted line.
Sadly there is no 3D inversion model of this object available so we cannot refine the position.
The figure below shows the Tangra light curve of the occultation.
Observation details for MP ( 208996 ) 2003 AZ84 By Star UCAC2 35387083 On 2013-12-02 at 14:37:05.0 _______________________________ Observer S. Kerr Location Rockhampton,QLD,AU Longitude +150:30 Latitude -23:16 Altitude 50 m Datum WGS84 Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak Aperture 30 cm Seeing Steady Clear Camera Type WAT120N+ PAL/CCIR Camera Delay -1.31 Timing GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis Disappearance 14:52:46.73 Reappearance 14:53:27.61 Comments: Report prepopulated by IOTA Reporting Add-in for OW ver.1.7 _______________________________ Observer Tony Barry et al Location Linden Observatory, NSW, AU Longitude +150:29 Latitude -33:42 Altitude 567 m Datum WGS84 Telescope Newtonian Aperture 76 cm Seeing Steady Clear Camera Type Grasshopper Express with ADVS ADVS Camera Delay 0 Timing GPS - time inserted Visual, PE applied Missed Comments: Observing crew Tony Barry, Rob Horvat, Peter Nosworthy and Dave Gault _______________________________ Observer Jonathan Bradshaw Location Samford Valley, Qld, Australia Longitude +152:50 Latitude -27:22 Altitude 80 m Datum WGS84 Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak Aperture 36 cm Seeing Slight flickering Clear Camera Type G-Star PAL/CCIR Camera Delay 0 Timing GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis Missed Comments: Target star clearly visible throughout.