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OCCULTATION OF UCAC2 41327179 BY 2241 Alcathous

A 7 second occultation was recorded by Graeme McKay, using an SCT telescope and Watec 120N+ camera.

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  1    G McKay, Blenheim, New Zealand
  2(P) Prediction- IOTA Feed                



Alcathous occultation__ 20151128


The circle above is plotted at the expected diameter of Alcathous. With only one chord it is not possible to determine whether Graeme was north or south of the central line of the event, but if the diameter is accurate then he was close to the central line, which would then be south of the prediction. The circle has been plotted on the observed chord .

There is currently no light curve available for the occultation.

Observational Data:

Observation details for MP ( 2241 ) Alcathous
By Star              UCAC2 41327179
On 2015-11-28  at 13:18:34.0


Observer   Graeme McKay
Location   Blenheim, New Zealand
Longitude  +173:57
Latitude   -41:32
Altitude   18 m
Datum      WGS84
Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak
Aperture   28 cm
Seeing     Slight flickering Broken cloud see below
Camera Type  Watec 120N+    PAL/CCIR      
Camera Delay 
Timing     GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis
Disappearance  13:18:54.18
Reappearance   13:19:00.58
Comments: Thin passing cloud fortunately clear at event time.   Report prepopulated by IOTA Reporting Add-in for OW ver.1.8        

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