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OCCULTATION OF UCAC4 282-175319 BY 1639 Bower

A 6 second occultation was recorded by Jonathan Bradshaw, using an SCT Telescope and Watec 910BD camera.

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  1    J Bradshaw, Samford Valley, Queensland, Australia
  2(P) Prediction- IOTA Feed                



Bower occultation__ 20160504


The circle above is plotted at the expected diameter of Bower. With only one chord it is not possible to determine whether Jonathan was north or south of the central line of the event. The circle has been plotted on the observed chord .

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

Bower  occultation__ 20160504

Observational Data:

Observation details for MP ( 1639 ) Bower
By Star              UCAC4 282-175319
On 2016-05-04  at 11:30:32.0


Observer   Jonathan Bradshaw
Location   Samford Valley, Qld, Australia
Longitude  +152:50
Latitude   -27:22
Altitude   80 m
Datum      WGS84
Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak
Aperture   36 cm
Seeing     Strong flickering Clear 
Camera Type  Watec 910BD    NTSC/EIA      
Camera Delay 
Timing     GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis
Disappearance  11:30:44.24
Reappearance   11:30:50.90
Comments: Dreadful seeing but exceptional clarity. Lovely, clear event.


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