(130) Elektra on 21 April 2018
Minor Planet (130) Elektra approached the magnitude +11.6 star TYC
0408-00029-1 from the southeast and this 12.2' x 6.3' field shows two
drift scan exposures of 40 seconds each, the first 47 minutes before the
occultation shows the faint trail of Elektra just south of the star. The
next 40 second exposure shows the moment that Elektra passed exactly in
front of the star, blocking the starlight out for 17 seconds revealing
Elektra shining faintly in the gap of the star trail.
More than 40 positive results were reported for this occultation,
allowing a very good silhouette of the asteroid to be determined and
comparison to the best shape model available prior to the event, see the
euraster.net result below.
This is the second occultation of (130) Elektra recorded at Great
Shefford, see the results from the other event in 2010