[AZ-Observing] Re: Occultation by asteroid (90) Antiope TONITE in central California -- LIVE WEBCAST

  • From: "Doug Snyder" <starhaven@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 22:35:53 -0700

Hey Gene,

Not just a guy in Sierra Vista, too....but Doug Snyder guy actually south of 
S.V. and trying to get onto any of the chat lines while the broadcast is on 
going.  Maybe another observer in S.V., but I don't know of any doing 
occultations - I wish I did.
Cloudy here too - wall to wall.

Doug
C/2002E2

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gene A Lucas" <geneluca@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2011 9:42 PM
Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Occultation by asteroid (90) Antiope TONITE in 
central California -- LIVE WEBCAST


Yeah, I will try for that, probably from GRCO ... we should be able to
get on Vesta using the 16 inch...
I found some good charts in Sky News, the Canadian magazine...
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I am able to watch Scotty's unfolding video show...
I also have Occutation Watcher (OW) software up on my PeeCee... can zoom
in on the predicted track and Google Earth map, and see the posted
observation stations...

Jimmy Ray from SAC and my friend Ernie Wiliams (in LA) are watching, too...

I see a posting by a guy in Sierra Vista, too...

Cheers,
Gene L.

On 7/18/2011 9:29 PM, Jack Jones wrote:
> Speaking of asteroids - thanks for jogging my memory, Gene - a naked-eye
> sighting opportunity is coming up for (4) Vesta, brightest of the 
> asteroids.
> It will be mag 5.6 at opposition August 6, the brightest til 2014. You can
> try now if it ever clears up. It's now in Capricornus near zeta Cap, 
> passing
> by 33 Cap July 18, today. Become a member of the Naked-Eye Asteroid Club!
> Jack
>
> On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 8:01 PM, Gene A 
> Lucas<geneluca@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>
>> Asteroid occultation by (90) Antiope LIVE webcast TONITE (weather
>> permitting!!)
>> Scotty Degenhardt, originator of the "mighti mini" portable occultation
>> video stations, is planning to "broadcast" live from  one of his remote
>> station(s), beginning about 8:30 PDT tonite (Mon-Tues July  18-19).
>> (Webcast has already started -- see URL below....)
>> The occultation by (90) Antiope of a 6.5 m star occurs ca. 10:20 to
>> 10:28 UT,  (or around 3:20 am PDT ) for locations in the California
>> Central Valley, over to San Francisco.
>> (Here in Arizona we are very far south of the track... and the asteroid
>> is 12.5 magnitude)
>>
>> Scotty's webcast URL:
>> http://www.ustream.tv/channel/scottys-sky
>>
>> Predicted track map and data here (Steve Preston's IOTA web pages):
>> http://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2011_07/0719_90_23903.htm
>> http://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2011_07/0719_90_23903_MapNA.gif
>>
>> ------
>> (OK, now I got video... 7:44 pm, video pix shows a timer, counting down
>> to the event... seven hours, 40 minutes to go....will try to  watch off
>> and on... there was Scotty walking around, getting his stuff ready...)
>>
>> FYI, The actual occultation of the star will only last about 40 
>> seconds...
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Gene L.
>>
>
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