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#1 Yu Gu

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Posted 16 May 2022 - 01:15 PM

I always like to see lunar occultations. This is the first time during an eclipse.

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Posted 16 May 2022 - 01:26 PM

Yes, we watched that, too.

 

Edit: Nice image btw


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Posted 16 May 2022 - 01:59 PM

I'm not sure which star it was but I could see it in my 7x50 binoculars so it was fairly bright. Awesome eclipse event all the way around. If I realized how long the eclipse was going to be, I would have taken out my 16" and observed some DSOs, too!


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Posted 16 May 2022 - 03:22 PM

The star in question is SAO 159317. a 6th magnitude star in the constellation of Libra.


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Posted 16 May 2022 - 03:37 PM

I'm not sure the moon was exactly being "occluded" by the Earth, unless you mean at moonset, as the Earth never blocked the moon from our view.  At Hyde Memorial Observatory, we could see several stars close to the moon's disk even early in the partial phases, particularly the 7th magnitude HD 137463 (SAO 159263) located west-southwest of the moon during the partial phase before totality, and the magnitude 5.5 star HD 138413 (SAO 159330) which appeared just northeast of the moon during totality.  In fact, during the early partial phases, one of our club member's video camera showed HD 137463 quite easily even when the moon was less than half obscured.  In addition, during totality, the magnitude 6.2 double star HD 138268 (SAO 159317 or ADS 9681) was occulted by the moon.  Clear skies to you.  


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Posted 16 May 2022 - 06:57 PM

hi Gu,

I caught that star too!  During totality, around 11:45pm, I noticed that the Moon’s limb was heading toward a faint star.

I watched it till 11:55:40pm when the Moon occulted the star!!!  A nice treat! Here’s a close-up. (using my 80mm Kson f6.3 Refractor & ZWO ASI294MC camera & L-Pro filter, Exp = 25 seconds, Gain = 25 of 500, Brightness = 50%.)

 

I also have a short video of the occultation: https://youtu.be/-pGA1cl5dJc

Here's my full observing report:  http://stellar-journ...nar Eclipse.pdf

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Posted 16 May 2022 - 07:01 PM

Beautiful images guys. 



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Posted 16 May 2022 - 07:11 PM

Thanks everyone! That was actually the double star (click on the image to enlarge grin.gif ). 



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Posted 18 May 2022 - 07:57 PM

Here is a 45 minutes animation: https://youtu.be/jR8F4WEaJxA




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