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(18) Melpomene occults a star

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Observer
Tim Haymes
Time of observation
19/11/2017 - 05:30
Object
(18) Melpomene
Observing location
Near Reading
Equipment
30cm F4 Newtonian
WAT-910HX
GPSBOXSPRITE2
8mm DV tape
Exposure
Video frames at intervals
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An occultation of 2.64 sec was recorded on digital video tape at 25fps. These are still frames showing progress of the event. The asteroid (12m) is brighter than the star (12.8m) and moving from upper right to lower left. The magnitude drop at occultation was 0.7mag.  A 3D-Model by E Frappa is shown here: http://www.euraster.net/results/2017/20171119-Melpomene_crd+DAMIT993.gif

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