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OCCULTATION OF UCAC4 243-100271 BY 263 Chimaera
2016 April 26


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

               

         



       

Chimaera occultation__ 2016 April 26

Discussion:

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.

Chimaera  occultation__ 2016 April 26

Observational Data:

Observation details for MP ( 623 ) Chimaera
By Star              UCAC4 243-100271
On 2016-04-26  at 08:04:03.0

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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

        

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