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Tim Haymes

Hello, My main interest is observing and timing occultations which stated when I was a member of the JAS (SPA).   I joined the BAA and the Lunar Section in 1973 on board the Monte Umbe Eclipse Cruise.  In 1978 I planned to film the Lunar graze of Aldebaran on 8mm cine from Scotland which was successful. My co-observer was Dave Gavine and I can still hear our shouts of excitement.  Then in 1980 I started visual monitor of asteroidal occultations using BAA predictions by G E Taylor.  In 1989 i successful recording of the TITAN/ 28 Sgr central flash which was unexpected and widely observed.  My first successful video recording of an asteroid occultation was (130) Elektra (10.7 seconds) in 2010. 

In the last few years i have also recorded some lunar grazing occultations by Video with good timing accuracy.

I help coordinate occultation observing through the Asteroid and Remote Planets Section, and Lunar Section and my local AS is in Maidenhead where I arrange the speaker program.

Local society membership: Maidenhead, Reading

2018 Sep 20

14:49 UTC

Pulsar Dome: I would like to make contact with a member who may have a  2.7m  full height dome - seeking advice and views on  usability.  I live near Reading, Berks

2018 Jul 17

2018 Apr 16

2018 Mar 29

2018 Jan 20

2017 Dec 15

2017 Aug 30

11:40 UTC

This graze of a 6,7 mag star occured at a  favourable cusp angle of 6 degress (Northern Limit) with the Moon only 38% sunlit. The most interesting aspect was the double star. The telescope was set up in a carefully planed location which was expected to reveal some interesting graze phenomena. I was not dissappointed. On the light curve I have drawn a green line that represents the appearance of the fainter companion (while the brighter one occulted). The red line is both stars having appeared. The whole event lasted was 27 sec 

2017 May 17

2017 May 15


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