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OCCULTATION OF UCAC4 315_96976 BY 3063 Makhaon

A 4 second occultation was recorded by Brian Loader, using an SCT Telescope and Watec 910BD camera.

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  1    B Loader, Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Makhaon occultation__ 20161015


The circle above is plotted at the expected diameter of Makhaon. With only one chord, it is not possible to determine whether Brian was north or south of the centre line of the event, but it appears he was close to it. The circle has been plotted centred on the observed chord.

The event appears to have been north of the predicted path.

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

Makhaon  occultation__ 20161015

Observational Data:

Observation details for MP ( 3063 ) Makhaon
By Star              UCAC4 315-96976
On 2016-10-15  at 08:29:38.0


Observer   B. Loader
Location   Darfield
Longitude  +172:06
Latitude   -43:28
Altitude   210 m
Datum      WGS84
Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak
Aperture   25 cm
Seeing     Steady Clear 
Camera Type  WAT910BD       AAV-PAL       
Camera Delay 
Timing     GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis
Disappearance  08:29:35.74
Reappearance   08:29:39.78
Comments: GAIA predicted event.  Predicted duration 4.3, observed 4.04 sec. If a central event shift from prediction was 171 km.   
Lightcurve from 08:29:22 to 08:29:57 by Tangra v3.6.0 using AperturePhotometry/AverageBackground. Analysis by AOTA v4.2.4.2.
Report prepopulated by IOTA Reporting Add-in for OW ver.1.8

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