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Jan-May 2010

Brian Mills – Hildenborough, Kent.

My thanks to Brian Mills for sending in his lunar occultation results obtained between January to May 2010. Brian has successfully observed and timed 22 events during the course of this period, involving the occultation of stars down to magnitude +9.8.

The details for Brian’s results are shown below:

Location: Hildenborough, Kent
Lat: 51° 12’ 36.4” N
Long: 0° 14’ 58.9” E
Height above sea level – 23m
Instrument: 305mm Meade SCT X 152
PE (Not applied): .38s
Timing: Stopwatch/speaking clock

(1)
Date:  21st January 2010
Star:   SAO 109287
Time:  18h 04m 02.7s
Mag:    8.9
Event: DD
Sky conditions: Clear

(2)
Date:  19th February 2010
Star:   SAO 92732
Time:  18h 29m 53.1s
Mag:    7.8
Event: DD
Sky conditions: Clear.

(3)
Date:  20th February 2010
Star:   XZ 54005
Time:  23h 00m 14.4s
Mag:    4.6
Event: DD
Sky conditions: Clear

(4)
Date:   20th February 2010
Star:   SAO 75673
Time:  23h 00m 17.45s
Mag:    4.7
Event: DD
Sky conditions: Clear

(5)
Date:   21st March 2010
Star:   SAO 76653
Time:  20h 20m 50.7s
Mag:    9.1
Event: DD
Sky conditions: Clear

(6)
Date:   16th April 2010
Star:   SAO 75889
Time:  19h 53m 03.1s
Mag:   9.2
Event: DD
Sky conditions: Clear

(7)
Date:    17th April 2010
Star:     SAO 76545
Time:    19h 54m 10.4s
Mag:     7.9
Event:  DD
Sky conditions:  Clear but difficult through trees.

(8)
Date:  17th April 2010
Star:    SAO 76552
Time:   20h 19m 58.7s
Mag:    7.6
Event: DD
Sky conditions: Clear

(9)
Date:   17th April 2010
Star:   SAO 76553
Time:  20h 20m 19.8s
Mag:   8.9
Event: DD
Sky conditions: Clear

(10)
Date:   19th April 2010
Star:   SAO 78197
Time:  19h 35m 0.02s
Mag:   8.2
Event: DD
Sky conditions: Clear

(11)
Date:   19th April 2010
Star:   SAO 78198
Time:  19h 42m 52.62s
Mag:   9.1
Event: DD
Sky conditions:  Clear

(12)
Date:    19th April 2010
Star:     GSC 01878 00418
Time:   19h 48m 40.6s
Mag:     9.7
Event:   DD
Sky conditions:  Clear

(13)
Date:   19th April 2010
Star:    GSC 01878 00769
Time:   19h 49m 43.18s
Mag:    9.8
Event: DD
Sky conditions:  Clear.

(14)
Date:   19th April 2010
Star:     GSC 01878 00325
Time:   19h 52m 55.55s
Mag:    9.0
Event: DD
Sky conditions:  Clear

(15)
Date:   19th April 2010
Star:   SAO 78222
Time:  20h 13m 39.6s
Mag:    6.9
Event: DD
Sky conditions: Clear

(16)
Date:   19th April 2010
Star:    GSC 01878 02040
Time:   20h 24m 24.25s
Mag:    9.4
Event: DD
Sky conditions:  Clear

(17)
Date:   19th April 2010
Star:    XZ 8814
Time:  20h 38m 09.17s
Mag:    7.6
Event: DD
Sky conditions:  Clear

(18)
Date:   20th April 2010
Star:   SAO 79250
Time:  19h 21m 6.44s
Mag:    7.8
Event: DD
Sky conditions:  Clear. Sky still bright.

(19)
Date:  20th April 2010
Star:  SAO 79265
Time:  19h 47m 52.7s
Mag:    9.7
Event: DD
Sky conditions: Clear

(20)
Date:   23rd April 2010
Star:   SAO 118110
Time:  19h 50m 34.25s
Mag:    8.2
Event: DD
Sky conditions:  Clear

(21)
Date:  20th May 2010
Star:   SAO 117979
Time:  20h 21m 20.93s
Mag:    7.0
Event: DD
Sky conditions:  Clear.

(22)
Date:  17th July 2010
Star:  SAO 157621
Time:  21h 20m 45.0s
Mag:   8.3
Event: DD
Sky conditions: Difficult – Moon low – atmosphere very unsteady.

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