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Lunar occultations October 2013 to February 2014

Limiting magnitude +6.0

Details of occultations of fainter stars for your location are available from the director on request. You can either send an e-mail or use the regular post. If you choose the latter means of communication then an SAE is required please.

 

  Date   

Star Name

ZC No.

  Mag

Ph

Data for Greenwich

Data for Edinburgh

 

Time UT

Alt

  Az

PA

Time  UT

Alt

  Az

PA

 

 

 

13-Oct

 nu Aquarii

3093

4.5

DD

23h 06m

13

232

18

Appulse

 

24-Oct

 26 Geminorum

1029

5.2

RD

23h 38m

24

92

233

23h 48m

24

94

248

 

26-Oct

 68 Geminorum

1147

5.3

RD

00h 44m

26

97

236

00h 54m

25

99

253

 

 

 

02-Nov

Spica

1925

1.0

RD

06h 04m

4

114

237

06h 14m

2

113

252

 

10-Nov

 46 Capricorni

3185

5.1

DD

19h 16m

29

194

84

19h 11m

25

189

73

 

19-Nov

 NGC 1647 star

718

6.0

RD

01h 58m

55

207

247

01h 54m

52

198

261

 

19-Nov

 97 Tauri

730

5.1

RD

05h 03m

33

259

276

04h 53m

35

251

285

 

22-Nov

 lambda Geminorum

1106

3.6

DB

00h 22m

41

120

147

00h 16m

37

118

129

 

22-Nov

 lambda Geminorum

1106

3.6

RD

01h 15m

48

135

230

01h 22m

44

136

248

 

24-Nov

 60 Cancri

1332

5.4

RD

01h 59m

38

125

346

Appulse

 

 

 

11-Dec

 epsilon Piscium

146

4.3

DD

22h 16m

36

230

95

22h 07m

35

222

79

 

14-Dec

 sigma Arietis

422

5.5

DD

02h 39m

18

272

84

02h 32m

21

266

74

 

21-Dec

 50 Cancri

1318

5.9

RD

06h 00m

35

243

326

05h 47m

36

233

331

 

22-Dec

 omega Leonis

1397

5.5

RD

02h 32m

46

161

262

02h 30m

41

157

272

 

 

 
 

07-Jan

60 Piscium

98

6.0

DD

21h 16m

27

245

16

Appulse

 

13-Jan

104 Tauri

764

4.9

DD

Appulse

00h 14m

44

230

150

 

17-Jan

Kappa Cancri

1359

5.2

RD

21h 05m

22

104

330

21h 05m

22

104

244

 

23-Jan

 

1886

5.6

RD

00h 55m

10

119

330

00h 52m

6

116

344

 

 

 

07-Feb

NSV 15826

577

6.0

DD

18h 28m

56

174

65

18h 30m

51

171

50

 

08-Feb

 

718

6.0

DD

19h 53m

57

190

22

Appulse

 

11-Feb

26 Geminorium

1029

5.2

DD

03h 59m

8

289

87

03h 53m

12

285

83

 

11-Feb

Lambda Geminorium

1106

3.6

DD

20h 10m

50

141

169

19h 54m

44

135

144

 

12-Feb

68 Geminorium

1147

5.3

DD

05h 02m

4

291

105

04h 56m

8

287

101

 

 

NOTES ABOUT THE TABLES

KEY:

Mag Visual Magnitude.
ZC Zodiacal Catalogue number, originally much favoured by lunar occultation observers.
Ph (R)eappearance, (D)isappearance or (G)raze at (D)ark or (B)right limb of the Moon.
Alt. Altitude. The angular height of the Moon above the horizon at the time of the occultation.
Az. The angular position along the horizon measured from true north in a clockwise direction (through E. S. W back to N.)
PA Position Angle, of the event, measured in an anti-clockwise direction from the direction of the Celestial North Pole.

 If you are successful in observing these or any other of the events listed, then please let me know via email (occultation@popastro.com) or the address in Popular Astronomy, or visit the SPA Observing Forum, and share your observation report.

It is worth remembering that more lunar occultation events can be seen during this period, involving much fainter stars. However, this requires a larger aperture telescope to view them successfully. The limiting magnitude for SPA listed events is normally set at no fainter than +6.0, bringing them into the range of smaller telescope apertures in the 60mm - 70mm size. If you do have access to a medium to large aperture telescope, then you will have the capability to observe many more events, even within a single night. If you are interested in seeing a more detailed listing for your specific observing location then please contact me.