Results of the Grazing Occultation of Aldebaran

March 5, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Observer List and Observation Details

Sorted by Decreasing Longitude - Positions have been rounded off

Click Observer Name link to go directly to their data

 

Observer Location Latitude (N) Longitude (W) Elev (m) Telescope Mount Camera VTI
Guy Nason Abbotsford, BC 49.0305 122.3598 60 10x50 binoculars AltAz visual - 2 events -
Jim Failes Osoyoos, BC 49.0425 119.4744 304 8 cm, f/7.5 refractor EQ visual at 60x -
Alan Whitman et al Osoyoos, BC 49.0425 119.4744 304 8 cm, f/7.5 refractor EQ visual at 67x -
Clark Muir Metz, Ontario 43.7937 80.4421 465 300mm telephoto EQ Nikon D3400 -
Martin Palenik Georgetown, Ontario 43.6683 79.9251 230 9 cm, f/11 reflector EQ Nikon D5300 -
Roger Hill Georgetown, Ontario 43.6680 79.9251 229 15cm, f/9 R-C EQ Canon T1i -
Rick McWatters Huttonville, Ontario 43.6364 79.7962 198 20cm, f/10 SCT EQ Canon 6D WWV
Andreas Gada Mississauga, Ontario 43.6367 79.7946 204 12cm, f/10 SCT EQ Canon 60Da WWV
Andreas Gada Mississauga, Ontario 43.6368 79.7941 204 8cm, f/15 reflector EQ Canon 60D WWV
Alex Dolnycki Huttonville, Ontario 43.6367 79.7925 200 Max zoom AltAz Canon Vixia HF M50 WWV
Frank_Dempsey Mississauga, Ontario 43.6370 79.7915 200 12cm, f/10 SCT EQ Celestron NexImage -
David Wing Brampton, Ontario 43.6372 79.7906 200 20cm, f/10 SCT EQ Canon 70D WWV
Dave Hackney Mississauga, Ontario 43.5845 79.5705 99 20cm, f/10 SCT EQ Nikon D90 -
Robert Wyman Pittsford, NY 43.0587 77.5268 188 8 cm, f/10 refractor EQ Orion StarShoot IOTA-VTI
Bruce Krobusek Farmington, NY 43.0173 77.3151 135 12cm, f/15 SCT EQ Watec 910HX-RC IOTA-VTI
Brad Timerson Clifton Springs, NY 42.9692 77.1408 169 12 cm, f/5 refractor EQ Watec 120N+ IOTA-VTI
David/Joan Dunham Saugerties, NY 42.1300 73.9401 50 8cm, f/2.5 refractor AltAz PC164C-EX IOTA-VTI
David/Joan Dunham Saugerties, NY 42.1297 73.9400 49 8cm, f/2.5 refractor AltAz PC164C-EX IOTA-VTI

Michael Southam,

Shannon Calvert

New Hartford, CT 41.8623 72.9579 107

11 cm, f/9 reflector

400mm lens

EQ

Canon T5i

Canon 7D Mark II

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David Edelheit Manchester, CT 41.7408 72.5109 117 3.5" Questar EQ visual -
Keith Warner Narragansett, RI 41.4498 71.4490 5 85mm telephoto AltAz Canon T2i

Exposures every 2 sec.

SCT= Schmidt-Cassegrain  RC=Ritchey-Chretien  Dob=Dobsonian  Refr=Refractor                AltAz=Altitude-Azimuth   EQ=Equatorial              KIWI=KIWI-VTI    IOTA=IOTA-VTI

** Great thanks to Skip Whitehurst for providing the combined light curve and profile images.**

 

 

All Observer Profile from Occult

 

 

 

OUTSTANDING VIDEO of this Graze!!

 

Synchronized Video from 5 observers near Mississauga, Ontario

(provided by Andreas Gada)

 

 

Guy Nason

Fit of Observations to Profile from Occult

 

Jim Failes

Fit of Observations to Profile from Occult

 

Alan Whitman et al   Narrative of their visual observations

 

 

 

Clark Muir    YouTube video

 

Fit of Observations to Profile from Occult

 

 

 

Martin Palenik    YouTube video

Fit of Observations to Profile from Occult

 

 

 

Roger Hill

Fit of Observations to Profile from Occult

 

 

 

Rick McWatters   YouTube video   Personally provided Video

Light Curve from Excel

 

Fit of Observations to Profile from Occult

 

Light Curve matched to Lunar Profile

 

 

Andreas Gada  YouTube video

Light Curve from Excel

 

Fit of Observations to Profile from Occult

 

Light Curve matched to Lunar Profile

 

 

 

Andreas Gada    YouTube video

Light Curve from Excel

 

Fit of Observations to Profile from Occult

 

Light Curve matched to Lunar Profile

 

 

Combined Videos with moving timeline provided by Andreas Gada

 

 

Alex Dolnycki

Fit of Observations to Profile from Occult

 

 

 

Frank Dempsey

Fit of Observations to Profile from Occult

 

 

Dave Hackney     YouTube video

Light Curve from Excel

 

 

Fit of Observations to Profile from Occult

 

Light Curve matched to Lunar Profile

 

 

David Wing

Light Curve from Excel

 

Fit of Observations to Profile from Occult

 

Light Curve matched to Lunar Profile

 

 

Robert Wyman    YouTube video

Light Curve from Excel

 

 

Fit of Observations to Profile from Occult

 

Light Curve matched to Lunar Profile

 

 

 

Bruce Krobusek

Fit of Observations to Profile from Occult

 

 

 

Brad Timerson   YouTube video   Aligned Video

Light Curve from Excel

 

Fit of Observations to Profile from Occult

 

Light Curve matched to Lunar Profile

 

 

David/Joan Dunham   Station 1 YouTube video

Light Curve from LiMovie

 

 

 

 

David/Joan Dunham    Station 2 YouTube video

Light Curve from LiMovie

 

Fit of Observations to Profile from Occult (both stations)

 

 

 

Michael Southam  YouTube video

Light Curve from LiMovie

 

Fit of Observations to Profile from Occult

 

Light Curve matched to Lunar Profile

 

 

Shannon Calvert   YouTube video

 

 

Keith Warner  Video with 0.01 second exposures every 2 seconds

Observer derived Results