Highlights of Asteroid Occultations in Europe

März 23rd, 2015

Oliver Klös, IOTA-ES        Last update: 2017 Jan 14

Predictions calculated by Steve Preston, U.S.A.

http://asteroidoccultation.com

Upcoming Occultations:

Target star brighter than 9 mag

Prediction with high probability to make a positive observation

Preliminary prediction for asteroid’s moon by O. Klös

NEW! Predictions are using data from GAIA if available!

Day       UT        Asteroid            MaxDur             Star                  Vmag
                                                        sec

January 2017

16  19:53   (319) Leona     2.0     TYC 4673-00111-01       11.6

Last update: 2016 Dec 27
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_01/0116_319_53214.htm
16  20:28   (135) Hertha     6.6     2UCAC 41000450       12.4

Last update: 2017 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_01/0116_135_50128.htm
17  20:44   (792) Metcalifa     7.0     2UCAC 34648466       12.5

Last update: 2017 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_01/0117_792_50138.htm
18  01:38   (693) Zerbinetta   7.2     TYC 2918-01665-1       11.0

Last update: 2016 Dec 21
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_01/0118_693_50142.htm
25  17:12   (165) Loreley   20.1     2UCAC 42370831       12.4

Last update: 2017 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_01/0125_165_50184.htm
27  02:12   (530) Turandot   6.0   TYC 1352-00428-1       11.9

Last update: 2016 Dec 27
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_01/0127_530_50192.htm
28   04:18   (61) Danae   5.6       2UCAC 44480255       12.5

Last update: 2017 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_01/0128_61_50196.htm
29   17:41   (957) Camelia     2.9     TYC 0625-00010-1       9.5

Last update: 2017 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_01/0129_957_50208.htm
29    19:22     (2184) Fujian             1.9           HIP 40986              7.3

Last update: 2016 Dec 27
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_01/0129_2184_52510.htm

February 2017

02   18:14   (351) Yrsa     4.3      TYC 1234-00361-1       10.4

Last update: 2017 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_02/0202_351_50226.htm
04   20:14   (514) Armida     16.1      2UCAC 39461009       12.4

Last update: 2017 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_02/0204_514_50236.htm
05   01:00   (861) Aida     6.5        2UCAC 39650511       12.5

Last update: 2017 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_02/0205_861_50238.htm
05   23:38   (54) Alexandra    10.2     TYC 1396-02402-1       10.1

Last update: 2016 Dec 27
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_02/0205_54_50248.htm
06   23:36   (325) Heidelberga    13.9     TYC 2424-01024-1      11.7

Last update: 2017 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_02/0206_325_50256.htm
08   20:16   (135) Hertha    17.4     TYC 1881-00690-1      11.4

Last update: 2017 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_02/0208_135_50272.htm
11   18:02   (334) Chicago    8.6    2UCAC 35690018      11.9

Last update: 2016 Dec 27
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_02/0211_334_50292.htm
13    22:10   (406) Erna            3.2          TYC 1394-00556-1         8.9

Last update: 2017 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_02/0213_406_50304.htm
15   00:17   (60) Echo    4.1      2UCAC 37658683      11.9

Last update: 2017 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_02/0215_60_50310.htm
22   20:37   (109) Felicitas     7.8      TYC 0283-00563-1      11.9

Last update: 2017 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_02/0222_109_50346.htm
25    18:08    (62) Erato           5.4             HIP 53049                      7.9

Last update: 2017 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_02/0225_62_50366.htm
26   23:33   (387) Aquitania     10.1     UCAC4-509-054952      12.3

Last update: 2017 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_02/0226_387_50378.htm

March 2017

02   04:04   (41) Daphne     16.8     TYC 4922-00368-1      9.3

Last update: 2017 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_03/0302_41_50402.htm
(41) Daphne’s satellite – Occultation at Canary Islands possible:
02   04:02   (41) S/2008 (41)     0.2     TYC 4922-00368-1      9.3

Last update: 2017 Jan 14
04   03:50   (82) Alkmene     14.2    TYC 1405-00560-1     12.1

Last update: 2017 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_03/0304_82_50414.htm
06   21:58   (82) Alkmene     16.2    2UCAC 38793778     12.3

Last update: 2017 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_03/0306_82_50440.htm
14   17:49   (68) Leto     8.4     TYC 2404-00176-1       11.3

Last update: 2017 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_03/0314_68_50494.htm
14   21:23   (22) Kalliope     12.7   TYC 2427-00775-1     12.4

Last update: 2017 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_03/0314_22_50498.htm
(22) Kalliope’s satellite Linus – Occultation at Scandinavia:
14   21:23   Linus     2.1       TYC 2427-00775-1       12.4

Last update: 2017 Jan 14
15    19:19    (936) Kunigunde      16.5     TYC 1913-00243-1       9.0

Last update: 2017 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_03/0315_936_52708.htm
Detailed path maps, star charts and potential observing sites for these events can be found at Derek C. Breit’s web page:

http://www.poyntsource.com/New/Global.htm

 

Preliminary Predictions:

Target star brighter than 9 mag

Day       UT        Asteroid            MaxDur            Star              Vmag
                                                           sec

April 2017

08    00:44    (1724) Vladimir    3.5        HIP 63939                     8.3
Last update: 2016 Oct 11
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_04/0408_1724_52514.htm

August 2017

04    21:12    (1728) Goethe Link      2.4        HIP 109362           8.5
Last update: 2016 Oct 11
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_08/0804_1728_52522.htm
06    21:01    (5247) Krylov           0.9             HIP 104172            6.1
Last update: 2016 Oct 11
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_08/0806_5247_52484.htm

September 2017

09    23:44    (6925) Susumu          1.8             HIP 21673             5.1
Last update: 2016 Oct 11
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_09/0909_6925_52492.htm

October 2017

19    02:54    (905) Universitas        2.7           HIP 15588             8.6
Last update: 2016 Oct 11
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_10/1019_905_52768.htm

November 2017

27    05:26   (200) Dynamene    3.8        TYC 5528-00392-1     8.9
Last update: 2016 Oct 11
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_11/1127_200_52044.htm

December 2017

13     02:32     (2066) Palala      1.4       TYC 51290-00275-1      8.9
Last update: 2016 Oct 11
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_12/1213_2066_52878.htm
23    18:38    (239) Adrastea       1.0       HIP 108117                    8.9
Last update: 2016 Oct 11
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2017_12/1223_239_52680.htm

Detailed path maps, star charts and potential observing sites for these events can be found at Derek C. Breit’s web page:

http://www.poyntsource.com/New/Future.htm

Profile of (216) Kleopatra in progress

März 19th, 2015

10:05 UT

A list of all positive and negative observations and the profile is available at Eric Frappa’s euraster.net:

http://www.euraster.net/results/2015/index.html#0312-216

 

From „Occult Watcher“:

Nine stations reported a „Clouded out“ and therefore are not included at the list of euraster.net.

Five stations had technical problems. Unfortunately all of these stations were inside the real path.

 

Many thanks to all observers who joined the team for observing this great event!

Oliver Klös

IOTA-ES

Negative at Moià (ESP)

März 16th, 2015

02:12 UT

Joan Rovira Picañol tried to observe the shadow of Kleopatra’s satellite Alexhelios and reports a negative observation from Spain.

Duration of positive at Cugnasco (CH) reported

März 15th, 2015

19:05 UT

Andrea Manna reports a video observation of 3.88 sec.

Positive at Zeddam (NL) – 3.12 sec

März 15th, 2015

19:01 UT

A POSITIVE observation of (216) Kleopatra from Zeddam (NL). The occultation took place 7 seconds after the predicted time.

Best regards,

Jan Maarten Winkel

 

Positive at Laax (CH) – 4.48 sec

März 14th, 2015

21:53 UT

Jose De Queiroz made a video measurement of a duration of 4.48 sec.

Positive at Arcen (NL) – 3.14 sec

März 14th, 2015

15:18 UT

Harrie Rutten reports a 3.14 sec occultation. His measurement was made with video.

Positive at Nijmegen (NL) – 3.12 sec

März 14th, 2015

08:42UT

Henk de Groot measured a duration of 3.12 sec with his video observation recorded at Nijmegen.

Two more negative observations from France

März 13th, 2015

20:15 UT

Olivier Dechambre at Montigny-le-Bretonneux and Dr. Jerome Berthier at Saint-Yon village reporting negative observations.

Negative at S. Maria a Monte (Pisa) (Italy)

März 13th, 2015

16:49 UT

Bachini Mauro reported a negative observation in Italy.