A 2 second occultation was recorded by Brian Loader, using an SCT Telescope and Watec 910BD camera.
A 1 second occultation was recorded by Graeme McKay, using an SCT Telescope and Watec 120N+ camera.
A 3 second occultation was recorded by Bill Allen, using an SCT Telescope and Watec 910BD camera.
One miss was recorded for this event.
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Observers: 1 B Loader, Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand 2 W Allen, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand 3 G McKay, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand 4(M) G Hudson, Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand 5(P) Prediction- IOTA Feed
The circle above is plotted at the expected diameter of Notburga. The circle has been plotted to fit the observed chords as far as possible. With the high levels of integration required, and the brevity of the event, the durations must be considered approximate.
The figures below show the Tangra light curve of the occultation.
Observation details for MP ( 626 ) Notburga By Star TYC 7902-00734-1 On 2016-10-31 at 09:15:49.0 _______________________________ 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 Slight flickering Clear Camera Type WAT910BD AAV-PAL Camera Delay Timing GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis Disappearance 09:15:46.73 Reappearance 09:15:49.18 Comments: Lightcurve from 09:15:30 to 09:16:06 by Tangra v3.6.0 using AperturePhotometry/AverageBackground. Analysis by AOTA v184.108.40.206.
Report prepopulated by IOTA Reporting Add-in for OW ver.1.8 _______________________________ 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 Thin cloud < 2 Patchy cloud Camera Type Watec 120N+ PAL/CCIR Camera Delay Timing GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis Disappearance 09:15:52.33 Reappearance 09:15:53.61 Comments: Varying cloud cover obscured observation during conduct of event such that D is clear but R is not.
A long integration period (32 frames) required to maintain visibility of stars through cloud.
Apparent R was 1 integration period was evident although a duration of 2 integration periods would be expected. Reported duration of 1.3 seconds based on 1 integration period _______________________________ Observer W H Allen Location Blenheim Longitude +173:50 Latitude -41:29 Altitude 38 m Datum WGS84 Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak Aperture 40 cm Seeing Steady Clear Camera Type Watec 910BD NTSC/EIA Camera Delay Timing GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis Disappearance 09:15:53.01 Reappearance 09:15:55.65 Comments: _______________________________ Observer G Hudson Location Porirua Further observational details not currently available. Missed Comments: Further details not provided by the automated system.
Although an apparent light curve was produced, on further analysis this was considered to be a miss.