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OCCULTATION OF TYC 0206-00073-1 BY 3 Juno
2014 October 10

A 12.3 second occultation was recorded by Dave Gault, using video OSD technique.

No clearly observed misses were recorded for this event.

View the updated prediction.

  1    D Gault,Kuriwa Observatory, NSW, AU  
  2(P) Prediction, 19 Aug                   


Juno occultation__ 2014 October 10


The ellipse above is plotted at the best fit axis ratio to the DAMIT model. With only one chord it is not possible to determine whether Dave 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 300km would suggest that the chord might lie close to the central portion of the asteroid.

The figure below shows the AOTA analysis of the Tangra light curve of the occultation.

Juno occultation__ 2014 October 10

It is worth noting that this event again with the asteroid brighter than the star and a predicted mag drop of 0.19 is is clearly visible in the lightcurve. See the Amphirite even ealier this month for a lower mag drop prediction where no event was seen by the same observer. This suggests that events with mag drop of about 0.15 are near the boundary of observability.

Observational Data:

Observation details for MP ( 3 ) Juno
By Star              TYC 0206-00073-1 
On 2014-10-10  at 16:19:34.0


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     Slight flickering Clear
Camera Type  Grasshopper Express with ADVS              ADVS
Camera Delay 0
Timing     GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis
Disappearance  16:19:31.30
Reappearance   16:19:43.60
Comments: star and asteroid at 15 degrees altitude ( and rising)
 and only cleared trees about 2 minutes before predicted time.


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