A 4 second occultation was recorded by Brian Loader, using an SCT Telescope and Watec 910BD camera.
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Observers: 1 B Loader, Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand 2(P) Prediction- IOTA Feed
The circle above is plotted at the expected diameter of Makhaon. With only one chord, it is not possible to determine whether Brian was north or south of the centre line of the event, but it appears he was close to it. The circle has been plotted centred on the observed chord.
The event appears to have been north of the predicted path.
The figure below shows the Tangra light curve of the occultation.
Observation details for MP ( 3063 ) Makhaon By Star UCAC4 315-96976 On 2016-10-15 at 08:29:38.0 _______________________________ 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 Steady Clear Camera Type WAT910BD AAV-PAL Camera Delay Timing GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis Disappearance 08:29:35.74 Reappearance 08:29:39.78 Comments: GAIA predicted event. Predicted duration 4.3, observed 4.04 sec. If a central event shift from prediction was 171 km.
Lightcurve from 08:29:22 to 08:29:57 by Tangra v3.6.0 using AperturePhotometry/AverageBackground. Analysis by AOTA v22.214.171.124.
Report prepopulated by IOTA Reporting Add-in for OW ver.1.8