A 2.0 second occultation was recorded by Brian Loader, using video OSD technique.
No clearly observed misses were recorded for this event.
View the Personal prediction.
Observers: 1 B Loader,Darfield,NZ 2(P) Prediction, Personal 2 Dec
The circle above is plotted at the expected 107 km diameter of Vanadis. 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 AOTA analysis of Tangra light curve of the occultation.
Observation details for MP ( 240 ) Vanadis By Star UCAC4 345-194100 On 2014-12-02 at 10:04:34.0 _______________________________ 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 Strong flickering Clear Camera Type WAT910BD AAV-PAL Camera Delay -0.06 Timing GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis Disappearance 10:04:32.92 Reappearance 10:04:34.92 Comments: Occult Prediction: combined mag 13.1, expected d mag 1.4 (72%), Event T max 2.9 sec, Pred time error 4s, Prob of event 14% Event times as produced by AOTA