Overview of European asteroidal occultation observations
Source text of this page was last updated on 23.10.2002 23:03:00 UT.

On this page you can find overview of observations for European asteroidal occultations. If you can't find your observation quoted below, the reason is simple - I don't know about it. If you would like to see it here too, then send a report (even additionally) using áE.A.O.N.IOTA oráInteractive Report Form or plain language (be sure to report the needed items) to Jan Manek. If you find an error in the line reporting your observation, please drop me a note too. Events observed earlier this year will be added/updated as soon as I will have the observations available.

The color of first character on line indicates negative, positive or clouded report (on the satellite image are stations represented by dots coded by the same scheme) followed by observer, location, covered time interval in UT, longitude, latitude, height and telescope (RF=refractor, RL=reflector)/diameter. Positive observations have also (if reported) duration and times of disappearance and reappearance. Observations are sorted according to longitudes (from W to E) with multiple observers on one station (location) being listed alphabetically. Longitude and latitude is given in brackets when no coordinates were reported and I had to find them from charts or the reported coordinates are only approximate.

METEOSAT satellite images have around 95kB, OCCULT path maps about 18kB.
The smiling face indicates that the particular image is available, while the sad face ...

METEOSAT images are kindly provided by Satellite Department of Czech Hydrometeorological Institute. All NOAA images were replaced with the METEOSAT images, because they give uniform coverage of all Europe and are also usually within 15 minutes from the event.

NOTE : This page is NOT intended to replace the official E.A.O.N. center collecting asteroidal occultation reports. In December 1998 Jim Stamm has resigned for the IOTA position as Vice-President for Planetary Occultation Services and Jan Manek has been selected for his position so he is officially responsible for collection the worldwide asteroidal occultation reports now. Any european event reported to Jan Manek is automatically copied also to E.A.O.N. unless observer specifies anything else.

The upper mentioned Interactive Report Form is also usable for reporting your observations to these centers.

This page should be treated as an attempt to give observers some feedback and tell them who and where also observed each event. It is mostly on observers themselves what data and when they send me to be published here.

Here are listed changes/additions/updates to this page made from June 4th, 1998.

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  • 2002 Sep 17   (345) Tercidina
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    Events are listed in reversed chronological order to have the latest on the top.


    2002 September 17 (345) Tercidina FK6 1115 = HIP 19388 = SAO 93785 = PPM 119655 = TYC 1259-00984-1 METEOSAT image OCCULT path map NOAA image
    #- Eric Barbotin Villefagnan, FR 00:40:00-00:50:00 00d04'45" E 46d00'29" N 102m RF/23cm CCD drift scan, image is available here. #+ Jean-Luc Duhamel Chinon, FR 00d16'36.5"E 47d10'13.0"N 103m RL/32cm duration 11.35 sec 00:44:22 - 00:44:33 UT (drift-scan CCD image; absolute times are ± ~1.5 s) Duration should be good to ±~0.25 s. Very bad quality of the TDI trace. #+ Didier Lefoulon Chinon, FR 00d16'36.5"E 47d10'13.0"N 103m RL/20cm duration 11.30 sec 00:44:21.71 - 00:44:33.01 UT (drift-scan CCD image; absolute times are ± ~2 s) Duration should be good to ±~0.03 s. Times are given according to reduction of Jean-Claude Pelle. #+ Marc Michel Chinon, FR 00:43:50-00:46:51 00d16'36.5"E 47d10'13.0"N 103m RL/15cm duration 11.2 sec 00:44:23.8 - 00:44:35.0 UT (WebCam) Disappearance and Reappearance is visible on 2 images. To get time we used time of the begining and of the end of the movie. Image acquisition rate of 20 i/s was check with a digital clock. PC time was check before and after the event with a radio taking clock. At the end the over all quality of the timing is of 0.5 second. Absolute timing error. -1.00 seconds should be applied to put it in rough accordance with others. #+ Paul Pinel St.Maure de Touraine, FR 00:42:00-00:46:30 00d41'35" E 47d09'29" N 120m RF/ 6cm duration 10.27 sec 00:44:25.56 - 00:44:35.83 UT (visual; D+R ±~0.1 s; reaction time -0.50s and -0.40s applied).). #+ Philippe Morel Tours, FR 00:44:03-00:46:03 00d44'40.4"E 47d21'55.2"N 95m RL/ 9cm duration 11.8 sec (drift-scan CCD image with Hisis 22 camera). Original image will be reexamined to get some absolute time and check the reported duration. JPG image can be seen here or here. #+ Gino Farroni Tours, FR 00:40:00-00:48:00 00d44'40.4"E 47d21'55.2"N 95m RF/ 8cm duration 12 sec 00:44:25 - 00:44:37 UT (visual; duration should be godd to 0.2 s; reaction time -0.2 seconds for D+R not applied). Absolute timing error. +1.00 seconds should be applied to put it in rough accordance with others. #+ Sylvain Rivaud Tours, FR 00:42:00-00:46:30 00d44'40.4"E 47d21'55.2"N 95m RL/ 9cm duration 12.0 sec 00:44:26 - 00:44:38 UT (visual; duration should be godd to 0.1 s; NO reaction time given). Timed with help of Patrick Guibert. At the same station observed also Helene Reyss, but she made no timing. #- Lionel Parmeggiani Bray et Lu, FR 00:30 -01:00 01d39'57" E 49d08'17" N 43m RL/ 8cm #- Gilles Regheere Garancieres, FR 00:37 -00:55 01d45'05" E 48d49'15" N 102m RF/ 8cm No occultation of duration >0.2s. #+ Patrick Degrelle Ardon, FR 00:35:33-00:57:01 01d52'13.1"E 47d47'00.2"N 108m RL/15cm duration 8.61 sec 00:44:36.75 - 00:44:45.36 UT (visual; D+R ±0.05 s; reaction time -0.28s and -0.28s applied).). #+ Jerome Berthier Nancay Obs., FR 00:30:00-00:50:00 02d11'29.4"E 47d22'56.1"N 150m RF/10cm duration 11.5 sec 00:44:33.60 - 00:44:45.10 UT (visual; D+R ±0.5 s; reaction time -1.00s and -0.50s applied).). #- Arnaud Leroy Gretz-Armainvilliers, FR 00:30:00-01:00:00 02d42'20" E 48d54'04" N 100m RF/ 5cm #- Jeanpaul Rousselle Lille, FR 00:45 -01:00 02d58' 0" E 50d29'04" N 10m RL/20cm #+ Eberhard Bredner Montbard, FR 04d22'38.2"E 47d33'03.9"N 393m RF/ 5cm duration 11.84 sec 00:44:47.31 - 00:44:59.15 UT (video; D+R ±0.02 s). #+ Francois Colas Avelanges, FR 00:30:00-01:00:00 05d02'12.5"E 47d35'50.0"N 470m RL/20cm duration 11.84 sec 00:44:51.22 - 00:45:03.06 UT (visual; D+R ±0.2 s; reaction time -0.4 s and -0.5 s applied). #+ Fabrice Gorry Langres, FR 00:40:00-00:47:00 05d11'43.8"E 47d41'25.2"N 479m RF/ 6cm duration 11.93 sec 00:44:52.88 - 00:45:04.81 UT (visual; reaction time -0.3 s applied to D+R). #+ Christophe Marlot Langres, FR 05d11'43.8"E 47d41'25.2"N 479m RF/ 8cm duration 12.10 sec 00:44:52.65 - 00:45:04.75 UT (video) D gradual ~0.12 sec , R gradual ~0.08 sec. Given times are mid-times of the gradual phase. Images can bee seen here. #+ Cedric Sire Langres, FR 00:41:00-00:48:00 05d11'43.8"E 47d41'25.2"N 479m RL/25cm duration 11.99 sec 00:44:52.79 - 00:45:04.78 UT (visual; reaction time substracted, but not given). #+ Eric Frappa Pierrefontaines, FR 00:44:25-00:45:30 05d11'47.2"E 47d47'51.0"N 522m RF/10cm duration 10.94 sec 00:44:54.02 - 00:45:04.96 UT (visual; D+R ±0.19 s; reaction time -0.4 s applied to D+R). duration 10.96 sec 00:44:54.18 - 00:45:05:14 UT (webcam video PCVC680K Vesta Pro in prime focus of 78mm refractor). Very nice web page in french with the webcam recording can be found here and a short english version here. #+ Jean Lecacheux Villiers-sur-Suize, FR 00:37:00-00:52:00 05d14'54.8"E 47d57'35.9"N 397m RF/ 8cm duration 9.51 sec 00:44:56.32 - 00:45:05.83 UT (visual; D+R ±0.15 and 0.12s; reaction time -0.33s and -0.22s applied). #+ Wim Nobel Langres, FR 00:40:00-00:46:00 05d19'48.0"E 47d51'41.8"N 450m RF/7.5cm duration 10.23 sec 00:44:55.82 - 00:45:06.05 UT (visual; D+R ±0.2 s; reaction time -0.45s and -0.25s applied). R maybe gradual. #- Sylvia Ekstrom Aubonne(?), CH 00:42 -00:50 06d08' E 46d27' N RL/20cm #- Nicolas Reyren Aubonne(?), CH 00:42 -00:50 06d08' E 46d27' N RL/20cm #- Roland Boninsegna Morivile, FR 00:40:00-00:54:00 06d27' E 48d20'42" N RL/20cm #- CÚline Lurquin Morivile, FR 00:40:00-00:54:00 06d27' E 48d20'42" N RF/ 5cm #- Raoul Behrend Lausanne, CH 00:44:00-00:47:00 06d31'47" E 46d30'54" N 389m RL/20cm No occultation of duration >0.5s #- Gert Behrend La Chaux-de-Fonds, CH 00:40 -00:50 06d48'33" E 47d05'24" N 1031m RL/20cm #- Michel Ory, H.Lehmann OAJ, CH 00:40:00-00:50:00 07d25'19" E 47d21'11" N 515m RL/61cm Audine CCD drift scan. #+ Claudine Rinner Ottmarsheim, FR 00:44:00-00:48:00 07d30'07.0"E 47d47'05.2"N 210m RL/30cm duration 12.44 sec 00:45:06.58 - 00:45:19.02 UT (CCD drift scan; D+R ±0.1 s). D and R spended about 0.3 sec. Given times are mid-times of the gradual phase. Timing error of -9.70s was resolved and given times are the correct ones now. #+ Michel George Basel, CH 00:44:50-00:45:25 07d34'38" E 47d34'14" N 264m RF/ 5cm duration 9 sec 00:45:09 - 00:45:18 UT (visual; D+R ±0.5 s; reaction time unknown). Interesting is ~1 second reapperance between 00:45:13.5-00:45:14.5 UT. 1D was instantaneous, 1R lasted ~0.5 second, 2D lasted ~0.3 second Correction of -0.5 s applied to all times to get better fit with other observations. #+ Alfons Gabel Freiburg, DE 00:41:00-00:47:00 07d46'43.1"E 47d48'05.1"N 1073m RF/ 8cm duration 12.25 sec 00:45:08.61 - 00:45:20.86 UT (visual; D+R ±0.1 s; reaction time -0.25s applied to D+R). #+ Ulrich Rieth Freiburg, DE 00:44:30-00:47:00 07d46'43.2"E 47d48'06.2"N 1085m RF/ 5cm duration 12.2 sec 00:45:08.9 - 00:45:21.1 UT (visual; D+R ±0.3 s; reaction time -0.5 s and -0.3 s applied). #+ Peter Sattelberger Freiburg, DE 00:42:00-00:47:00 07d46'43.3"E 47d48'05.6"N 1080m RL/20cm duration 12.25 sec 00:45:08.63 - 00:45:20.85 UT (visual; D+R ±0.1 s; reaction time -0.30s applied to D+R). Just before end of occultation at 00:45:19.67 ended ~1 second flash during which the star was significantly less bright than unocculted star. Site about 15 meters north of Gabel's; Gabel didn't noted the flash, possible because of much smaller telescope. #+ Ulrich Schuely Freiburg, DE 00:42:00-00:47:00 07d48'41" E 47d58'31" N 230m RL/20cm duration 12 sec 00:45:10 - 00:45:22 UT (visual; NO reaction time given). Unfortunately his tape recorder and the DCF77 acoustic signal failed during the observation and the events could only be timed approximately to the nearest second. #+ Martin Federspiel Freiburg, DE 00:42:00-00:47:00 07d48'13.6"E 48d03'48.4"N 205m RL/20cm duration 9.6 sec 00:45:12.1 - 00:45:21.7 UT (visual; D+R ±0.1 s; reaction time -0.4s applied to D+R). #- Pawel Maksym San Remo, IT 00:41:00-01:01:00 07d50'40.5"E 43d49'40.1"N 13m RL/ 9cm interruption 00:47:07.00 - 00:48:03.01 UT (visual). #+ Karl-Ludwig Bath Freiburg, DE 00:39:55-00:47:07 07d51'31" E 48d06'17" N 210m RL/28cm duration 9.41 sec 00:45:12.48 - 00:45:21.89 UT (video; D+R ±0.04s). D and R gradual, lasting 0.12 and 0.16 seconds respectively. Given times are mid-times of the gradual phase. #+ Oliv.Kloes, Stef.Messer Zell, DE 00:35:15-01:00:00 08d10'16.3 E 48d21'18.3"N 762m RL/25cm duration ~2.5 sec 00:45:19.5 - 00:45:22.0 UT (video STVAstro+GPS timing; D+R ±0.1 s; unusual behaviour). Second analysis of the VHS-recording shows the occultation with TWO minimums of this short event: 00:45:19.10 Mag. is decreasing 00:45:19.76 Mag. at 1.min.(start) around 11.0 mag (A comparison star was in the FOV of the CCD: GSC 1259 256, mag 11.9, HIP 19388 get not that far) 00:45:20.10 Mag. at 1.min.(end) 00:45:20.58 Mag. back CLOSE to max. 00:45:21.27 Mag. decreasing again 00:45:21.47 Mag. at 2.min.(start) about 1 mag fainter than in maximum 00:45:21.98 Mag. at 2.min.(end) 00:45:22.39 End of occultation You can check their lightcurve plot and short occultation AVI file. Also visual observation: Oliver timed 3.1 sec. with a Maksutov f10/1000mm at magnification 66x. Star get very faint for a short time, but never disappeared completely. Stefan timed 2.5 sec. with binoculars 9x63. He reports, that the the star disappeared for a tenth of a second. P.E.s NOT substracted (Could be around 0.5 sec.- we were surprised by the shortness of the occultation.) Only the duration of the event was measured with stopwatches. #+ O.Farago, Sylv.Fischer Swabian Observatory, DE 00:42:00-00:48:00 08d35'42.4"E 48d07'02.6"N 656m RF/5.6cm duration 9.62 sec 00:45:17.12 - 00:45:26.74 UT (video; D+R ±0.01 s). #- Ulrich Bastian Heidelberg, DE 00:43:56-00:47:13 08d46'24" E 49d21'00" N 134m RF/ 8cm No occultation of duration >0.2s. #+ Daniel Steiner Frauenfeld, CH 00:36:00-00:46:00 08d54'30" E 47d33'37" N 426m RL/30cm duration 8 sec 00:45:23 - 00:45:31 UT (visual; D+R ±2 s; NO reaction time given). No precise timing, Absolute times from wrist-watch, duration by stopwatch. Absolute timing error. -6.00 seconds should be applied to put it in rough accordance with others. #+ Bitzer Rolf Albstadt, DE 00:38:00-00:48:00 08d59'53" E 48d12'37" N 737m RL/40cm duration 8.6 sec 00:45:20 - 00:45:28.6 UT (video). #+ Christof Sauter St. Margarethen, CH 00:40:00-00:47:00 09d00'08.9"E 47d29'27.7"N 515m RL/20cm duration 4.5 sec 00:45:19.7 - 00:45:24.1 UT (visual; D+R ±0.2 s; reaction time -0.4s applied to D+R). D not instantaneous, about 0.5 seconds earlier, the star seemed to be fainter. R instantaneous. #+ Peter Wloch Albstadt, DE 00:39:03-00:46:02 09d00'17" E 48d02'50" N 600m RL/20cm duration 9 sec around 00:45:30 (visual; only duration estimated). #- Harald Marx Stuttgart, DE 00:40:00-00:50:00 09d11'51" E 48d47'00" N 350m RL/35cm #- Claudio Cremaschini Pompiano, IT 00:39:00-00:54:00 09d59'30.3 E 45d26'14.2 N 94m RF/ 7cm #+ Meier Christof Kempten, DE 00:39:03-00:46:02 10d20'03.3"E 47d43'34.7"N 719m RL/46cm duration 10.48 sec 00:45:24.72 - 00:45:35.20 UT (video). D and R gradual, lasting ~0.16 seconds. Original comment : We write the time from the first change of the Star. #+ Werner Hasubick Buchloe, DE 00:43:00-00:47:00 10d43'08.5"E 48d00'50.5"N 623m RF/10cm duration 11.3 sec 00:45:28.8 - 00:45:40.1 UT (visual; D+R ±?.??s; reaction time -0.2 s and -0.2 s applied). #+ Karel Halir Munich, DE 00:44:00-00:47:00 11d26'25.2"E 48d12'00.0"N 501m RF/ 5cm duration 10.16 sec 00:45:32.55 - 00:45:42.71 UT (visual; D+R ±0.01s; reaction time -0.4 s and -0.5 s applied). Unresolved absolute timing error. Recheck didn't helped. +3.00 seconds should be applied to put it in rough accordance with others. #+ Claus-Peter Heidmann Munich, DE 11d31'08.4"E 48d02'18.6"N 585m RL/12cm duration 11.4 sec 00:45:34.3 - 00:45:45.6 (visual; D+R ±?.?s; reaction time -0.2 s and -0.3 s applied). duration 11.58 sec ±0.04sec from videorecording D and R gradual, lasting 0.12 to 0.16 seconds. Given times are mid-times of the gradual phase. #+ Henri Beuchat Munich, DE 00:45 -00:46 11d32'11" E 48d06'45" N 570m RL/20cm duration 10.4 sec. Only duration was timed, no absolute times. #+ Ladislav Rehak Munich, DE 11d35'51.0"E 48d01'46.2"N 500m? RF/10cm duration 11.32 sec 00:45:34.11 - 00:45:45.43 UT (video; D+R ±0.02s; altitude estimate) D and R gradual, each lasting 0.08 seconds. Given times are mid-times of the gradual phase. #+ Martin Elsasser Munich, DE 11d36'31" E 48d07'21" N 573m RL/40cm duration 10.51 sec (visual; only duration timed - no absolute timings; accuracy not given). #+ Marek Cesal Munich, DE 00:40:00-00:48:00 11d36'42.0"E 48d20'10.2"N 500m? RF/10cm duration 7.05 sec 00:45:20.36 - 00:45:27.41 UT (visual; D+R ±0.01s; NO reaction time given; altitude estimate). Unresolved absolute timing error. Recheck didn't helped. +18.00 seconds should be applied to put it in rough accordance with others. #+ Jean-Luc Dighaye Munich, DE 11d37'27" E 48d07'02" N 537m RL/20cm duration 10.6 sec 00:45:36.2 - 00:45:46.8 UT (video; D+R ±0.2 s; C8 + digital camcorder + radio-controlled clock). Asked for another reduction of the recording to get better time resolution. #+ Ralph Muth Munich, DE 11d37'35.4"E 48d05'29.4"N 550m RL/20cm duration 11.0 sec 00:45:35.0 - 00:45:46.0 (visual; D+R ±1.0s; duration ±0.5s). D and R were 'slow', estimation is ~0.1 seconds. #+ Andreas Viertel Munich, DE 11d38'39" E 48d15'38" N 425m RF/10cm duration 8.9 sec 00:45:37.1 - 00:45:46.0 UT (visual; reaction time -0.6 s and -0.5 s applied). #+ Michael Parl Munich, DE 00:43:00-00:50:00 11d39'36" E 48d07'30" N 530m RF/10cm duration 10.48 sec 00:45:35.99 - 00:45:46.47 UT (video; D+R ±0.30s; duration ±0.20s). Time-reference was not as good as thought (error about .1 s) Camera in wrong mode: integration-time was 0.64 s. D+R computed from comparison with different settings. #+ Petr Eret Schaftlach, DE 11d42'48.0"E 47d48'43.8"N 744m RF/10cm duration 10.8 sec 00:45:35.02 - 00:45:45.82 UT (visual; D+R ±0.01s; NO reaction time given). Reaction time -0.60s and -0.30s was estimated and should be applied for reduction. #+ Michal Rottenborn Rottbach, DE 11d46'54.0"E 47d41'03.0"N 735m RF/10cm duration 8.92 sec 00:45:35.30 - 00:45:44.22 UT (visual; D+R ±0.01s; NO reaction time given). #+ Jaromir Jindra Landshut, DE 00:44:00-00:46:30 12d20'22.8"E 48d22'11.6"N 520m RL/28cm duration 7.36 sec 00:45:43.41 - 00:45:50.77 UT (visual; D+R ±0.02s; reaction time -0.30s and -0.22s applied). Slightly gradual D, instantaneous R. #+ Jan Manek Landshut, DE 00:44:30-00:46:30 12d21'48.4"E 48d21'45.3"N 488m RF/7.5cm duration 7.52 sec 00:45:43.50 - 00:45:51.02 UT (visual; D+R ±0.02s; reaction time -0.33s and -0.28s applied). Evident stepwise drop by ~1 magnitude during D, lasting ~0.3 seconds. R was also not instant, but steps weren't noted, lasting ~0.1 seconds. #+ Vaclav Priban Passau, DE 00:36:00-00:50:00 13d02'51.7"E 48d29'32.9"N 442m RL/16cm duration 3.50 sec 00:45:50.72 - 00:45:54.22 UT (video; D+R ±0.02s). #+ Vaclav Cejka Passau, DE 00:42:10-00:48:00 13d02'52.0"E 48d29'32.5"N 443m RF/ 7cm duration 3.46 sec 00:45:50.94 - 00:45:54.40 UT (visual; D+R ±0.3s and 0.1s respectively; reaction time -0.48s and -0.38s applied). #+ Wolfgang Stroh Linz, AT 14d18'35" E 48d20'10" N 265m RF/ 5cm duration 8.82 sec (visual; no absolute timing, only duration). #+ Juraj Szobi Marusiva, SK 18d36'00.4"E 48d14'25.6"N 216m RF/10cm duration 9.8 sec 00:46:25.7 - 00:46:36.5 UT (visual, NO reaction time given). Unresolved absolute timing error. -2.00 seconds should be applied to put it in rough accordance with others. #+ Zoltan Nagy Berkenye, HU 00:40:00-00:48:00 19d04'12.7"E 47d53'16.1"N 220m RF/ 5cm duration 11 sec 00:46:25 - 00:46:36 UT (unguided exposure, D+R ±0.5 s). Enlargement sent to Stefanik Observatory (not received yet). #+ Tamasz Torday Berkenye, HU 00:40:00-00:48:00 19d04'12.7"E 47d53'16.1"N 220m RL/15cm duration 11 sec 00:46:25 - 00:46:36 UT (visual, D+R ±0.5 s). #+ Peter Zimnikoval Stara Hutta, SK 19d17'31.2"E 48d27'53.7"N 781m RF/ 5cm duration 5.24 sec 00:46:32.27 - 00:46:37.51 UT (video). D and R gradual, D lasting 0.16 seconds, R lasting 0.12 seconds. Given times are mid-times of the gradual phase. #+ Julius Koza Divin, SK 00:40:00-00:50:00 19d31'48.6"E 48d26'55.5"N 320m RL/20cm duration 5.72 sec 00:46:33.28 - 00:46:39.00 UT (visual; reaction time -0.50s applied to D+R). #- Jaroslav Grnja Kulpin, YU 00:35:00-00:50:00 19d35'39.5"E 45d24'04.7"N 86m RL/10cm #- Attila Szollosi Kecskemet, HU 00:39:00-00:55:00 19d40'34.7"E 46d54'46.9"N 130m RF/ 5cm #+ Marcin Filipek Blhovce, SK 00:40:00-00:50:00 19d56'33.3"E 48d14'03.5"N 205m RL/16.5cm duration 9.32 sec 00:46:34.16 - 00:46:43.48 UT (visual; D+R ±0.1 s; reaction time -0.40s and -0.30s applied). #+ Leszek Benedyktowicz Hajnacka, SK 00:40:00-00:50:00 19d57'14.5"E 48d16'52.1"N 220m RF/10cm duration 8.95 sec 00:46:34.57 - 00:46:43.52 UT (visual; D+R ±0.1 s; reaction time -0.40s applied to D+R). #+ Jan Masiar Vysny Skalnik, SK 19d57'57" E 48d27'50" N 240m RF/ 5cm duration 4.68 sec 00:46:37.66 - 00:46:42.34 UT (video). D and R gradual, each lasting 0.08 seconds. Given times are mid-times of the gradual phase. duration 3.9 sec 00:46:38.3 - 00:46:42.2 UT (visual, reaction time -0.40s applied to D+R). #+ Jaroslav Gerbos Krasna, Sk 19d58'09" E 48d25'20" N 225m RF/ 2cm duration 6.5 sec 00:46:36.3 - 00:46:42.8 UT (video; camcorder Sony digital Hi8). #+ Milos Sochan Gemersky Jablonec, SK 19d58'42" E 48d11'23" N 250m RF/10cm duration 10.0 sec 00:46:34.8 - 00:46:44.8 UT (visual; NO reaction time given). Reaction time -0.60s and -0.30s was estimated and should be applied for reduction. #+ Katarina Kerekesova Rimavska Sobota, SK 20d00'24" E 48d22'28" N 228m RF/15cm duration 7.20 sec 00:46:36.16 - 00:46:43.36 UT (CCD video). D and R gradual, each lasting 0.08 seconds. Given times are mid-times of the gradual phase. duration 6.9 sec 00:46:36.9 - 00:46:43.8 UT (visual; NO reaction time given). #+ Pavol Rapavy Rimavska Sobota, SK 20d01'38" E 48d23'04" N 210m RF/ 5cm duration 6.9 sec 00:46:37.0 - 00:46:43.9 UT (visual; NO reaction time given). #+ Vratislav Cillik Rimavske Janovice, SK 20d03'52" E 48d20'30" N 195m RF/10cm duration 8.3 sec 00:46:36.0 - 00:46:44.3 UT (visual; NO reaction time given). #+ Jan Fabricius Jesenske, SK 20d05'19" E 48d18'31" N 180m RF/ 8cm duration 8.1 sec 00:46:36.7 - 00:46:44.8 UT (visual; NO reaction time given). #+ Miroslav Znasik Bottovo, SK 20d08'59" E 48d18'46" N 195m RF/ 5cm duration 8.70 sec 00:46:35.88 - 00:46:44.58 UT (CCD video). duration 8.81 sec 00:46:36.27 - 00:46:45.08 UT (visual; NO reaction time given). #+ Tibor Asztalos Eger, HU 00:41:00-00:50:00 20d16'02.5"E 48d03'19.0"N 330m RF/ 5cm duration 11.3 sec 00:46:34.1 - 00:46:45.4 UT (photo). duration 11.2 sec 00:46:34.5 - 00:46:45.7 UT (visual). Scan of the provided enlargement is here #- Ivan Mhitarov Krasnodar, RU 00:35:15-01:10:12 39d02'32" E 45d00'44" N 40m RL/11cm
    Comment : Some of these reports are only preliminary, I hope to include them in reductions later when precise values will be available. The graph below gives chords from 59 positive reports and 2 miss observations. In the main table are given 66 places where the occultation was seen by at least one observer. Total number of reports is slightly higher as some observers sent two reports. The northern miss observation #6 is by Roland Boninsegna and CÚline Lurquin while southern miss observation #39 is by Michel Ory and H.Lehmann. Observations in northern part are consistent (those having absolute timing error were shifted to be in order with others), while mid-south part shows unusual scatter. Some of this scatter can be accounted to reports with bad or none reported reaction time, but the bump on right side seems to be a real feature. Unexplainable is observation of 1 second flash during 9 second occultation (#21+22) by Michel George, the same goes for flash observed by Peter Sattelberger (#47+48).
    Currently reports received till ~18h UT, October 23, 2002 are included.

    List of #/name is given below the image. At this moment, you can also download .OBS file for WinOccult, which was used for producing the above graph. PLEASE USE IT ONLY FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES, data included in this file are changing very quickly and should not be considered as the ultimate official source.
    To avoid cluttering, in the .OBS file are NOT all data, which can be found in the main table. In .OBS file are not reports effectively duplicating chords, such as two reports by one observer (simultaneous video/photo and visual observation) or multiple observers on one site. In final reduction they should be included in full.
    As standard vbAsteroid module version 2.0.1 can handle at maximum 50 observation in .OBS file Dave Herald has kindly prepared special standalone version of the plotting routine called AREDUCE, which can be dowloaded here and should be used for the provided .OBS file. PLEASE read carefully the Readme file included in .ZIP archive. AREDUCE version from October 2, 2002.

    Preliminary profile

      1 Asztalos Tibor
      2 Bath Karl-Ludwig
      3 Benedyktowicz Le
      4 Berthier Jerome
      5 Bitzer Rolf
      6 Boninsegna Rolan
      7 Bredner Eberhard
      8 Cejka Vaclav
      9 Cesal Marek
     10 Cillik Vratislav
     11 Colas Francois
     12 Degrelle Patrick
     13 Dighaye Jean-Luc
     14 Eret Petr
     15 Fabricius Jan
     16 Farago Otto
     17 Federspiel Marti
     18 Filipek Marcin
     19 Frappa Eric
     20 Gabel Alfons
     21 George Michel
     22 George Michel
     23 Gerbos Jaroslav
     24 Gorry Fabrice
     25 Halir Karel
     26 Hasubick Werner
     27 Jindra Jaromir
     28 Kerekesova Katar
     29 Kloes & Messer
     30 Koza Julius
     31 Lecacheux Jean
     32 Manek Jan
     33 Marlot Christoph
     34 Masiar Jan
     35 Michel Marc
     36 Morel Philippe
     37 Nagy Zoltan
     38 Nobel Wim
     39 Ory Michel
     40 Pinel Paul
     41 Priban Vaclav
     42 Rapavy Pavol
     43 Rehak Ladislav
     44 Rinner Claudine
     45 Rivaud Sylvain
     46 Rottenborn Micha
     47 Sattelberger Pet
     48 Sattelberger Pet
     49 Sauter Christof
     50 Schuely Ulrich
     51 Sire Cedric
     52 Sochan Milos
     53 Steiner Daniel
     54 Stroh Wolfgang
     55 Szobi Juraj
     56 Viertel Adreas
     57 Zimnikoval Peter
     58 Znasik Miroslav
     59 Farroni Gino
     60 Meier Christof
     61 Parl Michael
     62 Heidmann C.-P.
     63 Muth Ralph
    

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