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BRIGHT STARS OCCULTED BY THE MOON:
NEW ZEALAND - 2001


EXPLANATION OF THE TABLE
Date :
Universal Time (UT). UT is effectively equivalent to Greenwich Mean Time. In New Zealand, add 12 hours to UT to get NZ Standard Time, or add 13 hours to get NZ Daylight Time (Before March 19 and after October 1).
ZC :
Star number in Robertson's Zodiacal Catalog.
Mag :
Star Magnitude. "V" indicates that the star is slightly variable.
Ev :
Event, either a Disappearance of the star behind the edge of the Moon, or a Reappearance of the star from behind the lunar limb. All events listed take place at the dark limb. Disappearances occur before Full Moon when the Moon's eastern limb is dark. Reappearances occur after Full Moon when the Moon's western limb is dark.
% :
Percentage of the moon illuminated; "+" indicates waxing and "-" waning. E indicates a lunar eclipse.
Auck/Well/Chch/Dunedin :
Time of the occultation at Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin, expressed in hours and decimal minutes of Universal Time. Because the actual time of an event depends very much on the observer's physical location, times given are approximate and may vary by a minute or two across a distance of several tens of kilometres. "No Occult" indicates that no occultation will be visible from that site. "Below Hor" indicates that the moon is below the horizon at the time of the occultation. "Daylight" indicates that the sun is above the horizon at the time of the occultation. "Graze" indicates that there is a grazing occultation close to the position and occultation times will vary dramatically over small distances or may not happen at all.
CA :
Cusp Angle, or angle around the moon's limb at which the occultation occurs. This is measured from the Northern or Southern cusp of the Moon in the direction of the unlit part of the Moon.
Notes :
For a double or triple star, the magnitudes of the components and the separation in seconds of arc.
For a variable star, the magnitudes between which the star varies.

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Date      ZC  Mag  Ev  %      Auck CA      Well CA      Chch CA      Dudn CA    Notes 
------  ----  ---  -- --      ---- --      ---- --      ---- --      ---- --    -----
Feb  4   817  4.9  D  80+  12 02.4  73S  11 59.5 64S  11 55.9 58S  11 52.6 53S    (1)
Mar  3   752  4.6  D  53+   No Occult     No Occult   10 08.6 25N   9 58.1 34N    (2)
Mar  4   916  4.3  D  64+  10 39.5  54N  10 31.5 64N  10 24.9 70N  10 18.7 34N    (3)
Mar 14  2247  5.4  R  72-  12 45.8  47S  12 39.8 22S   No Occult    No Occult
Mar 18  2822  5.6  R  32-  16 42.4  85N  16 46.0 81S  16 43.8 71S  16 40.9 60S
Mar 20  3069  6.3  R  17-  15 12.1   7N  15 27.4 31N  15 33.7 42N  15 39.2 51N
Apr 14  2747  4.9  R  60-  11 52.5  69S  11 53.9 56S  11 52.3 44S  11 47.3 25S    (4)
Apr 14  2749  5.0  R  60-  12 22.6  85N  12 27.5 84S  12 28.8 76S  12 29.7 67S    (5)
May  2  1544  5.4  D  69+  10 42.9  46S  10 50.5 28S   No Occult    No Occult
May  8  2271  4.1  R  99-  13 37.1  55N  13 40.8 69N  13 37.3 78N  13 33.2 88N    (6)
May 16  3356  5.8  R  38-  16 40.6  37N  16 51.7 58N  16 51.4 66N  16 51.3 73N    (7)
May 19   170  6.0  R  13-   Below Hor    16 29.3 54N   Below Hor    Below Hor
May 19   178  6.5  R  12-  17 26.2  85N  17 27.3 79S  17 26.2 73S  17 25.0 66S
May 20   298  7.1  R   6-  18 24.9  49N  18 31.6 67N  18 32.3 72N  18 33.2 78N    (8)
May 26  1092  5.8  D  12+   7 30.5  52N   7 22.0 65N   7 22.0 65N   7 11.1 82N
May 31  1734  4.7  D  65+   No Occult     6 21.7 30N   6 14.6 42N   6 11.0 50N    (9)
Jun 13  3428  5.0  R  55-  13 40.9  87S  13 41.5 71S  13 39.4 62S  13 34.8 53S   (10)
Jun 16   249  4.5  R  25-  17 23.2  77S  17 21.2 63S  17 18.3 58S  17 15.5 52S
Jul  5  2754  5.9  R  54E  14 50.7  262  14 43.7 248  14 36.2 242  14 28.2 236
Jul 14   322  5.6  R  40-  17 18.5  40S  17 08.7 23S  17 02.5 18S  16 55.2  9S   (11)
Jul 14   327  4.4  R  40-  18 38.4  40S  18 27.9 26S  18 21.6 23S  18 15.3 20S   (12)
Jul 16   577  6.0  R  21-  17 05.8  34S  16 56.9 11S   No Occult    No Occult
Jul 23  1544  5.4  D   9+   7 02.7   2S   No Occult    No Occult    No Occult
Jul 29  2271  4.1  D  70+   8 27.2  69N   8 25.9 84N   8 22.2 86S   8 20.1 77S    (6)
Aug 11   404  5.2  R  55-   Daylight      Daylight    19 07.0 80S  19 00.9 79S
Aug 21  1739  6.4  D   7+   7 18.3  71N   7 13.4 88N   7 10.8 83S   7 08.7 74S   (13)
Aug 27  2509  5.8  D  65+   No Occult     No Occult    No Occult    8 05.9 23N   (14)
Sep  3  3425  4.4  R 100-   No Occult     No Occult    9 09.9 67N   9 16.2 79N   (15)
Sep  7   354  5.5  R  80-  14 12.9  73N  14 15.2 86N  14 12.0 88N  14 09.4 90S   (16)
Sep 12  1070  5.2V R  29-  16 08.3  47S  16 08.4 35S   Below Hor   Below Hor
Sep 22  2331  6.3  D  29+   9 14.9  69N   9 08.7 84N   9 04.7 90S   9 00.9 83S   (17)
Sep 24  2595  5.7  D  49+   No Occult     8 06.9 28N   7 53.3 41N   7 42.3 52N
Sep 30  3419  4.2  D  96+  16 15.0  80N  16 06.1 87N  16 01.3 89N  15 56.0 90S   (18)
Oct 10  1170  3.6  R  45-    Graze       15 42.9 44N  15 44.8 48N  15 47.0 52N   (19)
Oct 22  2706  5.8  D  33+   8 46.2  52N   8 35.7 66N   8 29.4 70N   8 23.0 75N
Nov 10  1651  3.9  R  26-  17 08.5  57N   Daylight     Daylight   Daylight       (20)
Nov 21  3078  4.9  D  36+  11 46.5  83N  11 39.9 90S  11 37.0 88S  11 33.5 86S   (21)
Dec  8  1734  4.7  R  40-  15 45.9  82N  15 53.5 89N  15 55.1 87S  15 56.9 83S    (9)
Dec 24   192  5.1  D  64+   8 57.2  86S   8 52.0 78S   8 45.3 77S   8 39.0 76S
Dec 31  1170  3.6  R  98-  11 43.0  65S  11 42.9 56S  11 39.7 53S  11 37.2 50S   (19)

NOTES TO THE TABLE:

(1)   817 = 114 Tau. Triple star. A mag=5.6, B mag=5.6 at 0.1" - PA=90, 
            C mag=10.9 at 37.8" - PA=348.
(2)   752 = iota Tau = 102 Tau.  Double star. A mag=5.4, B mag=5.4v at 0.1" - PA=0.
(3)   916 = 1 Gem.  Triple star.  A mag=4.9, B mag = 6.9 at 0.001", C mag = 5.9 
            at 0.264" - PA=176.
(4)  2747 = nu 1 Sgr.  Double star. A mag=5.0, B mag=10.8 at 2.5" - PA=97.
(5)  2749 = nu 2 Sgr.  Double star. A mag=5.8, B mag=5.8 at0.05" - PA=?.
(6)  2271 = theta Lib.  Double star.  A mag=5.1, B mag=5.1 at 0.05" - PA=196.
(7)  3356 = 74 Aqr.  Double star.  A mag=6.4, B mag=6.9 at 0.076" - PA=109.
(8)   298.  Double star. A mag=8.0, B mag=8.0 at 0.1" - PA=90.
(9)  1734 = pi Vir.  Double star.  A mag=5.0, B mag=7.0 at 0.011 - PA=?
(10) 3428 = psi 3 Aqr. Double star.  A mag=5.2, B mag=11.2 at 1.7" - PA=146.
(11)  322 = 64 Cet. Double star.  A mag=6.5, B mag=6.5 at 0.04" - PA=322.
(12)  327 = xi 1 Cet.  Double star.  A mag=5.3, B mag=5.3 at 0.1" - PA=90.
(13) 1739.  Double star.  A mag=7.3, B mag=7.3 at 0.05" - PA=?
(14) 2509.  Double star.  A mag=6.0, B mag=12.0 at 4.3" - PA=146.
(15) 3425 = psi 2 Aqr.  Double star. A mag=5.4, B mag=5.4 at 0.1" - PA=90.
(16)  354 = xi Ari.  Double star. A mag=6.3, B mag=6.3 at 0.05" - PA=46.
(17) 2331.  Double star. A mag=7.0, B mag=7.3 at 0.03" - PA=324.
(18) 3419 = psi 1 Aqr.  Double star. A mag=4.5, B mag=8.5 at 49.6" - PA=312.
(19) 1170 = kappa Gem.  Double star. A mag=3.7, B mag=8.2 at 7.4" - PA=240.
(20) 1651 = iota Leo.  Double star.  A mag=4.0, B mag=6.7 at 1.788" - PA=107.
(21) 3078 = eta Cap. Double star. A mag=5.0, B mag=7.4 at 0.3" - PA=281.

Data on this page computed with David Herald's OCCULT software.

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