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(1477) Bonsdorffia - HIP 2421 occultation

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November 10, 2004 - Otter Point, BC, Canada

(1477) Bonsdorffia - HIP 2421 occulation - chart by Software Bisque The Sky Version 5In the front yard of RASC Victoria member Sandy Barta, Dave Bennett and I captured the asteroidal occultation of a star located in the constellation Andromeda.

(1477) Bonsdorffia, a mag 15.1 asteroid occulted the magnitude 8.2 star HIP 2421 at approximately 7:11:47pm PST with the reappearance at 7:11:53pm PST for a total disappearance of approximately 6.2 seconds.

Telescope: Meade 8� SCT with Celestron F/6.3 Focal Reducer
Video Camera: Astrovid 2000 set at maximum gain and 1/60 second
Video Recorder: Sony Digital Handycam DCR-TRV33

Report Bonsdorffia_Occults_HIP_2421_on_November_10_2004_Otter_Point_BC (150k pdf)

Video (900k wmv)

Thanks Dave for all the prep work in finding the star, providing the telescope and dragging me into doing real science once again. Thanks Sandy for feeding us while we waited for the event.

David Lee

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Steve Preston info: (1477) Bonsdorffia - HIP 2421 event on 2004 Nov 11, 0313 UT

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