So, Jimmy, I assume you saw the moon's lit limb pass before 48 Sgr? Some night (and you may have to plan for this), see if you can catch an occultation by the unlit limb. I don't think I've ever seen a star disappear so suddenly and completely as in a dark limb occultation! It is also a ton of fun to watch them re-emerge. Richard Harshaw Cave Creek, AZ -----Original Message----- From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jimmy Ray Sent: Monday, November 03, 2008 9:29 PM To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [AZ-Observing] Occultation of Chi-2 Sagittarii While out front testing a new piece of equipment, I quite by happen chance witnessed Chi-2 Sagittarii (HIP 95486, 48 Sagittarii, HD 182391 (whatever)) just within a minute of being occulted by the Moon. For me a first as I really haven't tried to witness one of these but I have to say that it was rather "magical" to observe. From my location the star disappeared at about 20:45 hrs. I guess I should have stayed set up to watch it reappear but was done testing and wanted to get in and look up the event. Think I'll be watching for these in the future. The scope was a new to me ETX-90 with a Dr. Clay supercharge. The scope was a casualty of the economy with the previous owner having to part with it at a discounted price to afford some truck repairs. The challenge I found with it is that with its dew shield and rigel finder out front it was very nose heavy and slightly unmanageable for the gear train to handle. I designed and machined a "zero interference", under slung, static counterweight system that can stay permanently mounted, allowing full range of motion and access to all controls for the observer. Works great and the scopes accuracy is quite noticeably improved (Balance matters). Should make a great travel scope. Jimmy Ray -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.