A 4 second occultation was recorded by Dave Gault, using video OSD technique.
Two clearly observed misses were recorded for this event.
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Observers: 1 D Gault, Kuriwa Observatory, NSW, AU 2(M) H Pavlov, St Clair, NSW, Australia 3(M) D Herald, Murrumbateman, NSW, AU 4(P) Prediction, 23 Nov
The circle above is plotted at the expected 99 km diameter of Palisana. With one chord and Hristo's constraining miss we can be confident of the path of Palisana and that it was south of the predicted line.
The figure below shows the AOTA analysis of the Tangra light curve of the occultation.
Observation details for MP ( 914 ) Palisana By Star UCAC2 28013083 On 2013-12-19 at 14:12:21.0 _______________________________ Observer Dave Gault Location Kuriwa Observatory, NSW, AU Longitude +150:38 Latitude -33:39 Altitude 286 m Datum WGS84 Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak Aperture 30 cm Seeing Steady Thin cloud < 2 Camera Type Grasshopper Express with ADVS ADVS Camera Delay 0 Timing GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis Disappearance 14:12:30.90 Reappearance 14:12:34.91 Comments: -96% lit moon 37 degrees distant and through thin cloud, so the sky brightness was high. AOTA analysis form and light curve attached. _______________________________ Observer Dave Herald Location Murrumbateman, NSW, AU Longitude +148:59 Latitude -34:57 Altitude 594 m Datum WGS84 Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak Aperture 40 cm Seeing Steady Thin cloud < 2 Camera Type WAT120N+ PAL/CCIR Camera Delay -0.07 Timing GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis Missed Comments: Report prepopulated by IOTA Reporting Add-in for OW ver.1.7 _______________________________ Observer Hristo Pavlov Location St Clair, NSW, Australia Longitude +150:46 Latitude -33:48 Altitude 68 m Datum WGS84 Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak Aperture 35 cm Seeing Steady Thin cloud < 2 Camera Type WAT910BD AAV-PAL Camera Delay -0.04 Timing GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis Missed Comments: Lightcurve from 14:11:43 to 14:12:58 by Tangra v3.0.62 using AperturePhotometry/BackgroundMedian. Analysis by AOTA v220.127.116.11. Report prepopulated by IOTA Reporting Add-in for OW ver.1.8