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OCCULTATION OF UCAC2 18467396 BY 508 Princetonia

A 3.4 second occultation was recorded by Dean Hooper, using an SCT Telescope and Watec 910HX camera.

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  1    D Hooper, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Princetonia occultation__ 20160523


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

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

Princetonia  occultation__ 20160523

Observational Data:

Observation details for MP ( 508 ) Princetonia
By Star              UCAC2 18467396
On 2016-05-23  at 16:33:25.0


Observer   Dean Hooper
Location   Melbourne, VIC. Australia
Longitude  +145:05
Latitude   -37:59
Altitude   10 m
Datum      WGS84
Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak
Aperture   24 cm
Seeing     Slight flickering Broken cloud 
Camera Type  Watec 910HX    PAL/CCIR      
Camera Delay 
Timing     GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis
Disappearance  16:33:05.28
Reappearance   16:33:08.68
Comments: Occultation was 20 secs earlier than predicted. Light curve generation Tangra v3.5.0.7.  Time analysis AOTA v4.2.0.4 Recording was affected by fast moving intermittent thin cloud. 
Clear event. Lightcurve normalised on nearby comparison star.

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