A 5 second occultation was recorded by Peter Graham, using an SCT Telescope and Watec 910BD camera.
A 6 second occultation was recorded by Graeme McKay, using an SCT Telescope and Watec 120N+ camera.
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Observers: 1 P Graham, Martinborough, Wairarapa, New Zealand 2 G McKay, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand 3(P) Prediction- IOTA Feed
The circle above is plotted at the expected diameter of Elpis. The event appears to have been close to the predicted path. The circle has been plotted to fit the observed chords.
The figures below show the Tangra light curve of the occultation.
Observation details for MP ( 59 ) Elpis By Star UCAC2 26579743 On 2016-11-23 at 10:22:51.0 _______________________________ Observer PB Graham Location Martinborough, NZ Longitude +175:29 Latitude -41:14 Altitude 73 m Datum WGS84 Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak Aperture 25 cm Seeing Slight flickering Clear Camera Type Watec 910BD PAL/CCIR Camera Delay Timing GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis Disappearance 10:22:47.03 Reappearance 10:22:52.79 Comments: I am having trouble with the stopped cell .time was 10:23:47. _______________________________ Observer Graeme McKay Location Blenheim Longitude +173:57 Latitude -41:32 Altitude 18 m Datum WGS84 Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak Aperture 28 cm Seeing Slight flickering Clear Light haze Camera Type Watec 120N+ PAL/CCIR Camera Delay Timing GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis Disappearance 10:22:44.48 Reappearance 10:22:50.84 Comments: Relatively clear sky but close to western horizon resulting in noisy lightcurve. Clear D and R events Report prepopulated by IOTA Reporting Add-in for OW ver.1.8