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Minor Planet Occultations

(268) Adorea on 09 October 2016

Minor Planet (268) Adorea approached the magnitude +12.3 star 4U 513-051375 from the north west and this 2.5' x 1.3' field shows (268) closing in on the star in the first two frames and then minutes after the occultation can be seen reappearing to the east. Each exposure was 10 seconds long and the minor planet was magnitude +14.

Minor Planet (268) Adorea is predicted to occult the first magnitude star Regulus four days after this event, on 2016 Oct. 13 18h UT, visible from Papua New Guinea

Screenshot of drift-scan measurement using Scanalyzer (see page by John Broughton, Reedy Creek Observatory, Australia here)

Chord diagram from euraster.net


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