Worldwide Asteroidal Occultation Observations and Resources

updated Sunday, June 08, 2014

 

Results of Observations

Australia/New Zealand

8th Trans-Tasman Symposium on Occultations Presentations

RASNZ Occultation Manual

Europe Japan

North American Results page

 

North American Asteroidal Occultation Resources page

Latin America

Spanish

English translation

 

Asteroidal Occultation Results - Brazil

 

The Index of Worldwide Asteroidal Occultation Reports

compiled by Hayato Watanabe

 

Online Resources for Asteroidal Occultation Observations

 

Prediction

Resources

What is available at these links?

Reporting

Observations

How are these Forms used?

Equipment

What do I need to make observations?

FREE Software

How can these programs help

with my observations?

 

Steve Preston's Predictions Website

 

Derek Breit's Worldwide Interactive Maps,

Stations and Pre-Point Star Lists

(includes link to IOTA's FREE Observers' Manual -

also available to the right)

 

Occultations by Kuiper Belt and

Trans-Neptunian Objects

MIT Predictions

Paris Observatory Predictions

(occultations for different years start about five sections below top)

 

EAON - Jean Schwaenen

 

All About Occult's Star Catalog Comparison Routine

Dave Herald (2.1 Mb PPT)

 

Update to Occult's Star Catalog Comparisons

 

Edwin Goffin's

2015 Asteroidal Occultations

 

Go to YOUR world region link (above) to get Report Forms designed for your use.

 

IOTA Report Forms

These Excel Forms are for use in

North America and Australia/New Zealand ONLY

 

Text Form

 

 

FREE IOTA Observers' Manual

Chasing the Shadow:

The IOTA Occultation Observer's Manual

 

 

Supercircuits PC164CEX-2

IOTA-VTI

WATEC-902H2

WATEC-120N+

 

The "Mighty-Mini" video camera system by Scotty Degenhardt

Text document   Larger Picture

Go to the North American page for MUCH more information on Scotty's systems!

 

Video Astrometry

by Dave Herald

 

JXD990 - 8000 Video Recorder Manual

 

 

OCCULT 4

 

OccultWatcher

(occultation planning software)

 

VirtualDub              Avisynth  

LiMovie    

Using LiMovie (Word file)

             LiMovie (new version 0.9.97.2)  Soon!

Notes on Use of New Version (text)

 

OccultWatcher

(highly recommended planning software, informs you of asteroidal and TNO occultations visible from your
  site or region; IOTA's main tool for coordinating
  observations to optimally cover event paths)

 

Occular 4.0

NEW Installation Directions !!

Occular Download File

Detailed Installation Guide (Word)

 

Registax

(with link to new Registax 6)

Using Registax with your Occultation Videos

Short Tutorial for Registax 6

 

LiMovie Average (zip file)

Using LiMovie Average with

Mutual Events (text)

 

R-code Occultation Timing Extractor

(R-OTE)

Presented at 2013 IOTA Annual Meeting

 

 

Miscellaneous Archived

Observations

Where can I find data

from previous events?

YouTube Videos of

Asteroid Occultations

See samples of actual

asteroid occultations

Satellite Pictures

and Forecasts

Use these maps and forecasts

to help plan your observations.

 

IOTA Awards Page

 

IOTA - Middle East Newsletter

No. 1   No. 2   No. 3    No. 4

No. 5    No. 6    No. 7    No. 8

No. 9   No. 10   No. 11   No. 12

No. 13   No. 14   No. 15   No. 16

No. 17   No. 18   No. 19   No. 20

No. 21   No.22   No. 23   No. 24

No. 25   No. 26   No. 27  No. 28

No. 29  No. 30  No. 31

 

The Transit of Venus

 

IOTA Occultation Observers' Manual

Asteroid Pronunciations

Topographic Maps

 

N. American Asteroid Homepage

IOTA Administrative Site

IOTA Lunar Occultation Site

 

An Occultation Observer Primer

(text file)

 

 

NASA Asteroid Data Set

Introductory Pages

PDF

 

 

MPOCC Data Set

 

North American Asteroidal

Occultation Pages

2006 IOTA Page

2007 IOTA Page

2008 IOTA Page

2009 IOTA Page

2010 IOTA Page

2011 IOTA Page

 

Euraster - Eric Frappa

 

 

 

 

Dedicated YouTube page

containing Asteroid and Lunar

Occultation videos plus

others that are related

 

David Dunham's Video Page

Dave Gault's Video Page

 

Tutorial on the Use of OccultWatcher

by Ted Blank

 

GOES East 1-km Images

Astro Meteo (N. America)

Meteo Blue (Europe)

Detailed Satellite Images

 

Western North America

Weather Satellite

 

North America Weather Satellite

 

FAQ Binary and Asteroid Satellites

 

What is an OCCULTATION?

How do I TIME an Occultation?

Can I time an occultation with a CCD CAMERA?

 

How do I make observations and why are they important? 

by Paul Maley

 

How to Download and Reduce Asteroid Occultation DV Tapes

Richard Nolthenius

 

 

Satellites of Asteroids

 

Jerome Berthier's Occultation Predictions

by Asteroid Satellites

 

Evidence for Asteroid Satellites

by Paul Maley

(presentation to Binary Asteroids Workshop - 5.4 Mb)

 

    Asteroid Diameters from Occultations by John Broughton

 

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