A 3 second occultation was recorded by Graeme McKay, using an SCT Telescope and Watec 120N+ camera.
Two misses were recorded for this event.
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Observers: 1(M) B Loader, Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand 2(M) L Field, Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealand 3 G McKay, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand 4(P) Prediction- IOTA Feed
With only one chord, it is not possible to tell if Graeme was north or sout of the centre line of the event. The misses show the event to be slightly north of the predicted path. The DAMIT model has been plotted to fit the observed chord.
The figure below shows the Tangra light curve of the occultation.
Observation details for MP ( 138 ) Tolosa By Star UCAC4 335-212349 On 2016-10-27 at 08:22:29.0 _______________________________ 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 Thin cloud < 2 Camera Type Watec 910BD PAL/CCIR Camera Delay Timing GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis Missed Comments: Started obs ca 20 secs before event time after cloud clearance & problems. Two possible events (ca 8:22:20 and 8:22:46) were clearly due to cloud.
Report prepopulated by IOTA Reporting Add-in for OW ver.1.8 _______________________________ Observer Larry Field Location Kaikoura Longitude +173:41 Latitude -42:25 Altitude 70 m Datum Other Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak Aperture 50 cm Seeing Steady none Camera Type Watec 910BD PAL/CCIR Camera Delay Timing GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis Missed Comments: Report prepared by S Kerr on the basis of emailed information. Larry has been unable to complete the report due to other pressures post earthquake. _______________________________ Observer Graeme McKay Location Blenheim 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 08:22:28.76 Reappearance 08:22:31.34 Comments: Acquired field 20sec before time with long integration setting with no time to adjust to shorter value resulting in poor time resolution.