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Lunar occultation of Aldebaran

1 year 1 month ago #106974 by lunartic
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Friday 23rd will see Aldebaran occulted by the moon. The star will disappear at 16.30 on the dark limb and will emerge 70 minutes later on the sunlit side.
Here's hoping for clear weather.
Paul

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1 year 1 month ago #106975 by flt158
Replied by flt158 on topic Lunar occultation of Aldebaran
I'm hoping to give this occultation a go, Paul.
It has been almost 40 years since I saw the Moon passing in front of Aldebaran.
Be warned! This will not be easy. The sun sets at about 6 pm.
The southern sky must be 100% clear.

Clear skies from Aubrey.

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1 year 3 weeks ago #106978 by lunartic
Replied by lunartic on topic Lunar occultation of Aldebaran
Surprise, surprise, it's cloudy.

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1 year 3 weeks ago #106979 by flt158
Replied by flt158 on topic Lunar occultation of Aldebaran
I agree.
Not even a patch of blue in any part of the sky.
I suppose asking for 4 clear nights in a row is always going to be a big ask!
Still there is another Moon -Aldebaran occultation in March.
Maybe that will come good next time.

Aubrey.

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1 year 3 weeks ago - 1 year 3 weeks ago #106981 by Paul Evans
Replied by Paul Evans on topic Lunar occultation of Aldebaran
Video here.......

Missed it on the way in due to cloud, but thing were clearing for the egress at 17:41, filmed it with a Celestron ED80 and Lumix G7 4K video camera - this is cropped in

Paul.

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1 year 3 weeks ago #106983 by flt158
Replied by flt158 on topic Lunar occultation of Aldebaran
Thank you, Paul, of this excellent video.
Maybe we will all see Aldebaran being occulted by the Moon in the very near future.

Clear skies from Aubrey.

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