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#1 Centaur

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:46 AM

The Moon will occult the minor planets 134340 Pluto and 5 Astraea on 2013 APR 30 and MAY 01 respectively, as seen during early mornings from portions of North America. These occultations may be simply of academic interest since the objects are rather dim, especially Pluto. Nevertheless, I offer the challenges for those who want to give them a try. I provide related graphics and data on my occultations webpage at: www.CurtRenz.com/occultations

If anyone is successful, photos and descriptions of the occultations would be welcome additions to this thread.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 05:26 PM

Thanks for let us know. I can't make it from my backyard but fun to know. I'll check in my software.

Good luck all.

Andre.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 10:37 PM

cool! If nothing else an easy way to spot the "planet"

#4 Tom and Beth

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:20 AM

WoW. That would be one VERY tough cookie to observe.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:27 AM

If you would like occultation predictions for a specific location, please reply to this post with a longitude, latitude, elevation and time zone.






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