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Asteroid occultations successes in September

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Asteroid occultations successes in September

Here are some September 2017 successes when the cloud parted.
(626) Notburga : 2.15s Peter Birtwhistle (UK)      on 2017/09/09
(56)  Malete       : 8.6s  Jan-Maarten Winkel (NL) on 2017/09/24
(31) Euphrosyne: 7.4s  Tim Haymes (UK)            on 2017/09/24

These predictions were not highlighted on the forum - only the most accessible (e.g. brighter stars) are posted.

I just wanted to update the record to say we do see occultatons, and these are always rewarding particular at 3 am !

Tim

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Asteroid occultations successes in September

Hi Tim

Thanks for posting this. It is indeed good to hear that some of us have managed to see one despite the weather. I am particularly annoyed about Britastra, of course, which has a very particular resonance for the BAA.

>>...we do see occultatons, and these are always rewarding particularly at 3 am !<<

Yes indeed, I would really second this -- whatever your normal observing programme, if you have never "done" an asteroidal occultation, do give it a go.  A bit like solar eclipses, after your first success, you will be hooked for life!

Cheers all

   Hazel

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>A bit like solar eclipses, after your first success, you will be hooked for life!

That's right. I had my last succesful occultation-observation i 1986...

I have watched almost thousand predicted events since then, but no luck.

As they say: you have to kiss an awful lot of frogs to find a prince

Regards
Lars