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OCCULTATION OF UCAC4 385 135787 BY 85 Io
2016 March 4

A 3.92 second occultation was recorded by Brian Loader from Darfield on the South Island of New Zealand. No other observations of this event were reported.

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  1    B Loader,Darfield                    
  2(P) Prediction                 


Io occultation__ 2016 March 4


Shown is a plot of the observed occultation chord against a DAMIT outline for (85) Io along with the prediction line. With only one chord it is not possible to determine whether Brian was north or south of the central line of the event.

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

Io  occultation__ 2016 March 4

Observational Data:

Observation details for MP ( 85 ) Io
By Star              UCAC4 385-135787
On 2016-03-04  at 16:42:39.0


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  16:42:29.29
Reappearance   16:42:33.21
Comments:  Lightcurve from 16:42:14 to 16:42:54 by Tangra v3.5.6 using AperturePhotometry/AverageBackground. Analysis by AOTA v4.2.0.1. Report prepopulated by IOTA Reporting Add-in for OW ver.1.8


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