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OCCULTATION OF UCAC4 345_164100 BY 345 Vanadis
2014 December 02

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.

  1    B Loader,Darfield,NZ                 
  2(P) Prediction, Personal 2 Dec           


Vanadis occultation__ 2014 December 02


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.

Vanadis occultation__ 2014 December 02

Observational Data:

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 

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