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1 year 6 months ago - 1 year 6 months ago #111189 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Hello everyone, 

As there are as some fans of 'Porrima' on this forum, I thought I'd let you know that on the morning 13th May from 01:00 ISM through to 02:50 ISM there will be an occultation of Porrima. 

Clear skies to all, 

Darren

 
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1 year 6 months ago #111190 by flt158
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Hello Darren. 

There are details of this occultation in the current issues of Orbit and Sky High. 
It should be fun observing the 2 stars of Porrima (Gamma Virginis) disappear behind the Moon.
From Dublin this excellent true binary is due to disappear at 0h 47m UT. That's 1.47am local time. 

However we probably will have both high cloud and low cloud for the event. 

Please do report back if you are successful in seeing it though!    

Clear skies  from Aubrey. 
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1 year 6 months ago #111193 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Hi All, 

I stayed up in an attempt to see Porrima 'dissappear', but too much cloud to see anything. So, I hit the hay shortly after 2am, as I'd like to be rested for Lunar eclipse. 

Maybe others had better conditions last night. 

Clear skies, 
Darren. 
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1 year 6 months ago #111195 by flt158
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Nice try, Darren. 

Maybe you will have a better opportunity next time. 

I looked out a bedroom window at midnight, but of course it was completely overcast. 

Very best regards from Aubrey. 

 
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