A brief 1.6 second occultation was recorded by Graeme McKay from Blenheim on the South Island of New Zealand. No other reports were received for this event.
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Observers: 1 G McKay,Blenheim, New Zealand 2(P) Prediction
The circle above is plotted at the expected 44 km diameter of Chimaera. With only one chord it is not possible to determine whether Graeme 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 ( 623 ) Chimaera By Star UCAC4 243-100271 On 2016-04-26 at 08:04:03.0 _______________________________ Observer Graeme McKay Location Blenheim, New Zealand Longitude +173:57 Latitude -41:32 Altitude 18 m Datum WGS84 Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak Aperture 28 cm Seeing Steady Clear Camera Type Watec 120N+ PAL/CCIR Camera Delay Timing GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis Disappearance 08:04:13.29 Reappearance 08:04:14.89 Comments: Clear sky Report prepopulated by IOTA Reporting Add-in for OW ver.1.8