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.
View a prediction here.
Observers: 1 B Loader,Darfield 2(P) Prediction
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.
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 v220.127.116.11. Report prepopulated by IOTA Reporting Add-in for OW ver.1.8