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Occultation of 11th mag star by Saturn on 06/16

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#1 gfeulner

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 11:37 AM

This may be too faint to see but Stellarium shows that Saturn will occult an 11th mag star on Sunday night starting at around 8pm emerging from behind the planet at around 11:30 pm Eastern saving time. Gerry

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:11 PM

At least the start should be visible from Denmark. I'll try and catch it with the 12".


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 04:49 PM

I just noticed this myself and was gonna post about it. Here in Michigan it will be coming out in twilight and will be worth trying as I plan to do. Those in Europe may have a chance to see occulting the rings which happens very shortly. If this star was a little brighter this could've been a fairly big deal with it occulting the rings.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 05:40 PM

I was out with the 12" dob and 5" refractor, but the star was too faint and not seen. Twilight was very bright here at the time.


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:21 AM

I did manage to glimps the star with my 18 about an hour after it came out from behind saturn but it was somewhat challenging.






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