Worldwide Asteroidal Occultation Observations and Resources

updated 2020 Apr 01

 

Primary IOTA Occultations Webpage

Primary IOTA Occultations Observing Information Website

 

  Observational Results

Australia/New Zealand

RASNZ Occultation Manual

Europe

Japan

Results page

North American Results page

 

North American Asteroidal Occultation Resources page

IOTA - Central & South America

 

LIADA (Spanish)

REA Occultation Section (Portuguese)

 


The Index of Worldwide Asteroidal Occultation Reports

compiled by Hayato Watanabe

 

Online Resources for Asteroidal Occultation Observations

 
Prediction

Resources


Reporting

Observations


Equipment


  Software (free)


 

  Asteroidal Occultation 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



 

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


 

FREE IOTA Observers' Manual

Chasing the Shadow:

The IOTA Occultation Observer's Manual

 

 

Recommended Equipment Page



 
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!



 

Important:  KIWI-VTI Startup Procedures

by Dave Gault

 

KIWI-OSD Users' Manual

Dave Gault's Note

 

KIWI-OSD Firmware Upgrade 

 

JXD990 - 8000 Video Recorder Manual

 

IOTA Sofware Page


 

VirtualDub


     Avisynth


LiMovie Info 

User Webpage (NEW!)

LiMovie (latest version 0.9.97.3)

LiMovie (version 0.9.98.2a)    

Using LiMovie (Word file)

Notes on Use of New Version (text)

LiMovie download site (old information)

LiMovie Average (zip file)

Using LiMovie Average with Mutual Events (text)

 

 

Registax

(with link to new Registax 6)

Using Registax with your Occultation Videos

Short Tutorial for Registax 6


 

Miscellaneous Archived

Observations

Where can I find data

from previous events?

Videos and more

Miscellaneous Information

See samples of actual

asteroid occultations

Satellite Pictures

and Forecasts

Use these maps and forecasts

to help plan your observations.

 

IOTA Awards Page

 

 

W. J. Merline Award for Discovery of an Asteroid Moon by Occultation (MADAMO)


Video Astrometry

by Dave Herald

 

The Transit of Venus

 

Asteroid Pronunciations

Topographic Maps

 


IOTA Lunar Occultation Site

 

An Occultation Observer Primer

(text file)

 

Nautical Almanac Office Technical Note 34

by Gordon Taylor

August, 1974

 

 

NASA Asteroid Data Set

Introductory Pages

PDF

 

 

MPOCC Data Set

 
 

 

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

 


 

Images from Previous Solar Eclipses

provided by Bob Sandy

 

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)

 

The "Hercules" Club

Observers who have positioned themselves between the two shadows

of a double asteroid,

so as to observe an occultation by neither component.

 

 

    Asteroid Diameters from Occultations by John Broughton