A 0.5 second occultation was recorded by Tony Barry, using an SCT Telescope and Flea 3-03S3 camera.
A 3 second occultation was recorded by Dave Gault, using an SCT Telescope and Flea 3-03S1 camera.
One miss was recorded for this event.
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Observers: 1 T Barry, Werrington Downs, New South Wales, Australia 2 D Gault, Hawkesbury Heights, New South Wales, Australia 3(M) D Herald, Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia 4(P) Prediction- IOTA Feed
The ellipse above is plotted at the expected diameters of Benjamina. The ellipse has been plotted to fit the observed chords.
The figure below shows the Tangra light curve of the occultation.
Observation details for MP ( 976 ) Benjamina By Star UCAC2 36933670 On 2016-07-03 at 18:16:49.0 _______________________________ Observer Tony Barry Location Werrington Downs Longitude +150:43 Latitude -33:44 Altitude 66 m Datum WGS84 Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak Aperture 25 cm Seeing Steady Clear Camera Type Flea 3-03S3 with ADVS ADVS Camera Delay Timing GPS - time inserted Video, photo or photoelectric Disappearance 18:16:54.81 Reappearance 18:16:55.34 Comments: Clear, one frame drop, DaveG's observation as corroborating evidence Subject to approval by Higher Command. Report prepopulated by IOTA Reporting Add-in for OW ver.1.8 _______________________________ Observer Dave Gault Location Hawkesbury Heights, NSW, AU Longitude +150:38 Latitude -33:39 Altitude 286 m Datum WGS84 Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak Aperture 30 cm Seeing Steady Clear Camera Type Flea 3-03S1 with ADVS ADVS Camera Delay Timing GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis Disappearance 18:16:53.05 Reappearance 18:16:55.58 Comments: Light curve attached. _______________________________ Observer Dave Herald Location Murrumbateman Longitude +148:59 Latitude -34:57 Altitude 594 m Datum WGS84 Telescope Newtonian Aperture 40 cm Seeing Slight flickering Clear Camera Type Watec 910BD PAL/CCIR Camera Delay Timing GPS - time inserted Video, photo or photoelectric Missed Comments: Report prepopulated by IOTA Reporting Add-in for OW ver.1.8