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The Journal of the British Astronomical Association, 2014 February

Volume 124, Number 1

The death of comet ISON, the newly discovered asteroid which collided with the Earth, and McNeile's wooden machine for simulating occultations.. Log in or join the BAA today to view this journal online. A full list of contents is also available. Selected highlights from this Journal:

Also in this issue

Amateur contributions to solar system studies
Report of a workshop held at the European Planetary Sciences Congress at UCL on 2013 Sept 13
David Arditti
Dawn twilight fireball lights up the sky
At 07:58 UT on 2013 Dec 19, a fireball was observed across the UK from Yorkshire to the Irish Sea, and BAA observers recorded it on video
William Stewart

Refereed Papers

The Occultation Machine of HM Nautical Almanac Office
This paper describes an ingenious Occultation Machine that simplified the process of making occultation predictions.
Alex R Pratt
Topography of the Alphonsus and Arzachel area of the Moon
Alphonsus (111km diameter) is one of the most intensively studied craters in the solar system.
Barry FitzGerald
The Comets of 2001: Part 2
This is the author's second report of the comets of 2001.
Jonathan Shanklin
Central and non-central total lunar eclipses
A study of the extremes of eclipse behaviours between 2000 BC and 3000 AD.
Tony West
Changing characteristics of an anticyclone in Jupiter's South South South Temperate Current
The longitude and latitude of a white oval (A1) on Jupiter was measured on 83 different visible light images.
Richard W Schmude, Jr.