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BRIGHT GRAZING OCCULTATIONS:
NEW ZEALAND - 1998

Bright Grazes for New Zealand in 1998 [8K]

NOTE:
The December 25 grazing occultation of JUPITER near Dunedin and Invercargill, which is described in the table below, is not shown on this map.

Note: S at the end of a track indicates interference from the Sun


EXPLANATION OF THE TABLE
Date :
Universal Time (UT). UT is effectively equivalent to Greenwich Mean Time. In New Zealand, add 12 hours to UT to get NZ Standard Time, or add 13 hours to get NZ Daylight 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.

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               Star           Time UT
     Date      (ZC)    Mag    hr min   %Snlt  Limit  Prediction for...
     ----      ----    ---    -- ---   -----  -----  -----------------
     Feb 21    2555    7.5    15  51    30-     S
     Mar 18    2240    6.8    12  51    76-     S
     Mar 22    2826*   3.9    17  35    35-     S
     Apr 16    2460    6.1    12  21    82-     S
     Apr 23    3496    7.2    17  12    11-     S
     May  2    1203*   7.1     7  56    39+     N
     May  6    1644    4.1    10  18    78+     N
     Jun 14    3100    6.4    11  16    81-     S
     Jun 15    3252    7.0    13  32    71-     S
     Sep  1    2649*   6.6    11  20    72+     S    Auckland+Hamilton
     Sep 13     895*   5.9    16  24    43-     N    Whangarei     Auckland
     Oct  1    3019    5.9    10  06    76+     S    Whangarei
     Oct 14    1385    6.5    16  22    28-     N    Whangarei     Auckland
     Oct 27    2833    7.0     9  04    39+     S    New Plymouth  Whakatane
     Oct 27    2846    6.9    10  34    40+     S    Dunedin       Invercargill
     Nov 22    2653*   6.4     8  46     9+     N    Wellington    Blenheim
     Dec 22    3029*   6.9     9  01    12+     N    Auckland+Hamilton+Tauranga
     Dec 25  JUPITER  -1.9    11  58    40+     N    Dunedin       Invercargill
     Dec 28     308    6.2     9  55    72+     S    Gisborne      Wanganui

     * Double stars, see below

DOUBLE STARS:
ZC 2826 : Components magnitude 4.2 and 6.7, with separation 0.04" at PA 326
ZC 1203	: Components magnitude 7.9 and 7.9, with separation 0.05" at PA 90
ZC  895 : Very close components of magnitude 6.1 and 8.3
ZC 2653	: Magnitudes 6.9 and 7.4, separation 0.35" at PA 125. 
          Tertiary component mag. 8.0, with sep. 17.20" at PA 52
ZC 3029	: Both components are magnitude 7.7 with separation 0.10" at PA 90

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