Dave Gault and Tony Barry have both observed occultations by (754) Malabar from locations in western Sydney. The chords are very close together and both observers recorded durations around 5.5 seconds.
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Observers: 1 T Barry, Penrith, NSW, AU 2 D Gault,Hawkesbury Heights, NSW, AU 3(P) Prediction
The circle above is plotted at the expected 87 km diameter of Malabar. With the chords so close together, it is not possible to determine whether Dave and Tony were east or west of the central line of the event. The circle has been plotted on the observed chord .
The figure below shows the Tangra light curve of the occultation.
Observation details for MP ( 754 ) Malabar By Star TYC 6268-01114-1 On 2015-07-22 at 07:48:18.0 _______________________________ 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 Slight flickering Clear Camera Type WAT910BD AAV-PAL Camera Delay Timing GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis Disappearance 07:48:23.02 Reappearance 07:48:30.06 Comments: Lightcurve from 07:46:03 to 07:50:30 by Tangra v3.4.8 using AperturePhotometry/AverageBackground. Analysis by AOTA v18.104.22.168. Report prepopulated by IOTA Reporting Add-in for OW ver.1.8