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asteroid Venetia occultation

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19 years 5 months ago #4602 by eansbro
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Title: 487 Venetia occults TYC 1401-00343-1 on Oct 12 2004 at 5h 4m.

On Oct 12 UT, the 63km dia. asteroid (487) Venetia will occult a 10.1 mag star in Cancer for observers along a path from Dublin to Clare.

The combined light of the asteroid and the star will drop by 3.4 mag to 13.5 mag (the mag of the asteroid) for at most 2.1 secs.

Moon is 4% sunlit, 41 degrees distance, Sun is 64 degrees distance.
Occultation path width over Ireland is 76 km

Eamonn Ansbro

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