Highlights of Asteroid Occultations in Europe

März 23rd, 2015

Oliver Klös, IOTA-ES        Last update: 2016 May 18

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

May 2016

22    19:26     (654) Zelinda     5.4      2UCAC 29094801         12.5

(654) Zelinda

Last update: 2016 May 15
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_05/0522_654_36710.htm
29    03:08     (58) Concordia     10.8      UCAC4-374-094636         12.5

(58) Concordia

Last update: 2016 May 15
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_05/0529_58_36729.htm

June 2016

02   02:44     (2426) Simonov     3.2           HIP 88504          7.5

(2426) Simonov

Last update: 2016 Apr 26
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_06/0602_2426_37436.htm

July 2016

03    00:55     (197) Camilla     19.7      2UCAC 28630155         12.4

(107) Camilla

Last update: 2016 May 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_07/0703_107_36832.htm
03   21:07   (4368) Pillmore     1.7           HIP 94423                        7.7

(4368) Pillmore

Last update: 2016 May 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_07/0703_4368_37442.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

01     22:15    (4149) Harrison      1.9        HIP 5594                       5.9
Last update: 2016 Apr 08
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2016_09/0901_4149_37413.htm
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.