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OCCULTATION OF HIP 49669 BY 268 Adorea

A 4 second occultation was recorded by David and Joan Dunham, using a Dobsonian Telescope and Watec 120N+ camera. A 0.5 second occultation of the faint secondary was also observed.

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  1    D&J Dunham, Lulu Plantation, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea
  2    D&J Dunham, Lulu Plantation, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea
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Adorea occultation__ 20161013


The circle above is plotted at the expected diameter of Adorea. With only one chord (for the primary) it is not possible to tell if Davis and Joan were north or south of the centre line of the event, but they appear to have been close to it. The circle has been plotted centred on the observed chords.

The event appears to have been close to the predicted path.

The figure below shows the Tangra light curve of the occultation.

Adorea  occultation__ 20161013

Observational Data:

Observation details for MP ( 268 ) Adorea
By Star              HIP HIP49669
On 2016-10-13  at 18:02:05.0


Observer   David and Joan Dunham
Location   Lulu Plantation, New Ireland, PNG
Longitude  +150:58
Latitude    -2:41
Altitude   1 m
Datum      WGS84
Telescope Dobsonian
Aperture   25 cm
Seeing     Steady Clear 
Camera Type  Watec 120N+    NTSC/EIA      
Camera Delay 
Timing     GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis
Disappearance  18:02:03.30
Reappearance   18:02:07.04
Comments: Recorded with a 10in. Suitcase scope & Vaio laptop PC & IOTA timer on e. beach of New Ireland Island. Adorea was mag. 14.0. 
Joan's Limovie analysis. Attended station, distance 30 km south of the predicted central line. Joan Dunham and our driver, Joe Lavett, saw the occultation by naked eye.
Goal was mainly to record the faint close companion, not accurate timing, with determining the size/shape of Adorea a secondary goal.

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