Highlights of Asteroid Occultations in Europe

März 23rd, 2015

Oliver Klös, IOTA-ES        Last update: 2016 July 11

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

Day       UT        Asteroid            MaxDur             Star                  Vmag
                                                        sec

July 2016

22    04:17    (466) Tisiphone     7.6      2UCAC 42351024         11.7

(466) Tisiphone

Last update: 2016 Jun 01
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_07/0722_466_36887.htm
31    02:12    (24) Themis     13.4      TYC 5801-00973-1         10.7

(24) Themis

Last update: 2016 Jul 10
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_07/0731_24_36911.htm

August 2016

02    20:43    (433) Eros     1.8     HIP 110426       9.0

(433) Eros

Last update: 2016 Jun 10
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_08/0802_433_37505.htm
09    03:34    (286) Iclea     3.7     2UCAC 33874337     11.2

(286) Iclea

Last update: 2016 Jul 10
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_08/0809_286_36928.htm
13    02:27    (426) Hippo    4.4     TYC 2884-01187-1      9.9

(426) Hippo

Last update: 2016 Jul 10
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_08/0813_426_36935.htm
20    00:59   (514) Armida    2.9     TYC 1877-01397-1      11.7

(514) Armida

Last update: 2016 Jun 27
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_08/0820_514_52384.htm
22    01:49   (193) Ambrosia    1.7     TYC 1811-02011-1      8.9

(193) Ambrosia

Last update: 2016 Jul 10
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_08/0822_193_37507.htm
25    22:33   (377) Campania    10.5     TYC 5754-02464-1      12.3

(377) Campania

Last update: 2016 Jul 10
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_08/0825_377_36975.htm

September 2016

01     22:15    (4149) Harrison      1.9        HIP 5594                       5.9

(4149) Harrison

Last update: 2016 Jul 10
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_09/0901_4149_37413.htm
04    01:27   (693) Zerbinetta    3.2     TYC 2418-01278-1      11.0

(693) Zerbinetta

Last update: 2016 Jul 10
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_09/0904_693_52408.htm
05    00:47  (22) Kalliope    7.9     2UCAC 40319539       12.2

(22) Kalliope

Last update: 2016 Jul 11
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_09/0905_22_37005.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

September 2016

22    22:13       (1625) The NORC     3.0       HIP 116378               8.8
Last update: 2016 Apr 08
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_09/0922_1625_37678.htm
29   03:42      (705) Erminia          4.7           HIP 44331                 6.5
Last update: 2016 Apr 08
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_09/0929_705_37074.htm

October 2016

08  22:43   (0) 2010 RO64           13.5          HIP  6687                   6.7
Last update: 2015 Apr 17
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_10/1008_2010RO64_37114.htm
12   01:34     (9) Metis                   6.2            HIP 45826                   7.4
Last update: 2015 Apr 22
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_10/1012_9_37131.htm

November 2016

29   00:41     (422) Berolina      1.3             HIP 24447                   6.6
Last update: 2015 Apr 21
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_11/1129_422_37458.htm

December 2016

01   21:00   (5191) 1990 VO3      1.2             HIP 20948                6.9
Last update: 2015 Apr 21
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_12/1201_5191_37459.htm
10   19:17    (183) Istria               1.0              HIP 103927                8.5
Last update: 2015 Apr 21
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_12/1210_183_37462.htm
18  18:07   (10672) Kostyukova    1.8        TYC 2362-01900-1   8.9
Last update: 2015 Apr 21
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_12/1218_10672_37758.htm
20   18:40   (2041) Lancelot         1.0         HIP 664                        6.2
Last update: 2015 Apr 21
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_12/1220_2041_37419.htm
23   19:35   (845) Naema              2.1           HIP 114035                  8.7
Last update: 2015 Apr 21
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_12/1223_845_37760.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.