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Occultation of Mu Ceti

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2 months 3 weeks ago #106447 by Fermidox
Exactly as predicted at 23 32 03 UT on Feb 3rd, this 4.3 mag multiple star was occulted by the 6.8 day moon. Amazingly enough it was discovered to be a quadruple star as a result of previous occultations -



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2 months 3 weeks ago #106448 by flt158
That is very much a most excellent video of the occultation of Mu Ceti, Finbarr.

I was out on Friday night -so I missed out.
Also the Lunar Cross was occurring on the Moon in or around 8 pm.

Perhaps you saw it too, Finbarr.

Anyway, thank you for the short movie.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #106449 by Fermidox
Aubrey, the Lunar X only crossed my mind after I'd dismantled my gear for the night - annoying.

Occultation of 5 Tauri coming up at 1750.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #106450 by flt158
Ouch -sorry about that.

We will both try again at some stage in 2017.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #106451 by flt158
The next opportunity to observe the Lunar X from Ireland is 3rd April from 23.22 that is including the hour added on.
That might be a little bit difficult.
But there will be others in 2017.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #106452 by Fermidox
And 5 Tauri, mag 4.1, duly disappeared at 17 50 11 UT, as predicted exactly by Dave Herald's impressive Occult software -



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2 months 3 weeks ago #106453 by flt158
Hi Finbarr.

I just could not get home in time for that occultation.
That Dave Herald is a good guy. Excellent video too.
(Your sky is a brighter blue).

My next opportunity to observe will be on Tuesday night -if the weather is any good.

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