For the Kleopatra event I recorded from 5 minutes before until 5 minutes after the predicted time, to also check for Alexhelios, Cleoselene or any other companion. No big drop in magnitude was detected within this time window using 0.02s exposures.
Congratulations to everyone who recorded a positive observation and my commiserations to those who were clouded out or had technical problems.
Alex Pratt (Leeds, England)
The ongoing profile can be followed at:
I was myself stuck in the south-west of France so I planned a try for Cleoselene. But the fog has decided differently.
Congratulations to all the observers!
Waiting for the other coming reports,
— Eric Frappa
Hans Kostense observed the occultation visually. He reports a duration of about 2.6 sec.
Christophe Demeautis and Daniel Matter are reporting a 4.29 seconds occultation.
Vasilis Metallinos was the first person who was „touched“ by the shadow of (216) Kleopatra.
The star disappeared at 01:06:43 UT for 2.97 seconds.
Congratulations to Vasilis!
Otto Farago reports a duration of 3.16 sec observed at Swabian Observatory.
Positive observation reported by Fernand Van Den Abbeel, Astronomie Centre Ardenne.
Duration 4.44 sec
HIP 54599 was occulted by (216) Kleopatra for about 3 seconds as observed visually from Freiburg/Germany (48°03’N, 7°48’E).
The star showed significant brightness variations during reappearance reminding me of a grazing occultation.
A detailed report will follow.
André Müller has measured his observation. Duration 3.65 sec.
At Leiden observatory we measured and recorded an occultation of about 3,5 s.
Further details will follow.
Groeten, Wim Nobel