BRIGHT GRAZING OCCULTATIONS:
AUSTRALIA - 1998
EXPLANATION OF THE TABLE
- 'S' at the end of a track indicates interference from the Sun
- 'A' indicates that the star is at low altitude
- Date :
- Universal Time (UT). UT is effectively equivalent to Greenwich Mean Time.
- Star (ZC) :
- Star number in Robertson's Zodiacal Catalog.
- Mag :
- Star Magnitude.
- Time :
- Approximate hour and minute of graze (Universal Time).
- %Snlt :
- Percent sunlit of the moon. "+" is waxing (before Full Moon) and "-" waning.
- Limit :
- Whether the star grazes the Northern or Southern edge of the Moon.
- Prediction for... :
- IOTA Predictions and a profile are available as a text file for this graze. Once downloaded and saved, you should view the file with a non-proportional font (e.g. Courier 10 point) to preserve the formatting.
If you need help consult the following:
[Planning A Graze]
[Observing A Graze]
[Graze Report Form]
Star Time UT
Date (ZC) Mag hr min %Snlt Limit Prediction for...
---- ---- --- -- --- ----- ----- -----------------
Oct 26 2699 6.8 10 53 30+ S Rockhampton
Nov 11 1487* 1.3 23 22 40- S Adelaide Melbourne
Nov 22 2658 5.8 10 18 10+ N Rockhampton/Bundaberg
Nov 25 3064* 5.9 8 22 33+ S Rockhampton
Nov 27 3353* 3.7 13 42 56+ N Adelaide/Port Macquarie
* Notes, see below
ZC 1487 : The star is Regulus (Alpha Leonis) and the graze is during daylight.
ZC 2658 : Double Star; Magnitudes 6.2 and 6.2, sep 0.05" in PA 0°.
ZC 3064 : The event is very close to sunset at Rockhampton and may not be visible.
ZC 3353 : Event occurs on the bright limb in Adelaide; predictions not available for this site.
Will be difficult at Port Macquarie where Moon altitude is only 10°.
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