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2014 December 15

A 2.6 second occultation was recorded by Diana Watson, using visual technique.

One clearly observed miss was recorded for this event.

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  1    D Watson,Thornton near Whakatane, NZ 
  2(M) J Broughton,Reedy Creek, QLD, AU     
  3(P) Prediction, 12 Nov                   


Asia occultation__ 2014 December 15


The circle above is plotted at the expected 61 km diameter of Asia. With only one chord it is not possible to determine whether Diana was north or south of the central line of the event.

Observational Data:

Observation details for MP ( 67 ) Asia
By Star              HIP HIP57972
On 2014-12-15  at 15:09:29.0


Observer   Diana Watson
Location   Thornton near Whakatane, NZ
Longitude  +176:51
Latitude   -37:55
Altitude   3 m
Datum      Other
Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak
Aperture  200 cm
Seeing     Steady Thin cloud < 2 other - list in comments
Camera Type  Visual         Other         
Camera Delay 0.5
Timing     Tape Recorder + time signal Visual, no PE applied
Disappearance  15:09:31.40
Reappearance   15:09:34.00
Comments: Only cloud around the target star area, moon very near.  


Observer   John Broughton
Location   Reedy Creek, QLD, AU
Longitude  +153:23
Latitude   -28:06
Altitude   66 m
Datum      WGS84
Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak
Aperture   25 cm
Seeing     Steady Clear 
Camera Type  WAT120N+       PAL/CCIR      
Camera Delay -0.05
Timing     GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis




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