Occultations

The precise measurement of the interaction between celestial objects is a powerful tool to aid our knowledge of the universe. Here is a great primer on what it’s all about in a presentation I made to the Astronomical Association of Queensland. How excited was I about my first ever result!

This has been my contribution to occultations of stars. Those which are hyperlinked have a YouTube video:

2007 (1 +ve, 1 -ve)
1. 2007-09-26 139 Juewa

2008 (8 +ve, 23 -ve)
2. 2008-05-26 618 Elfriede
3. 2008-05-27 747 Winchester
4. 2008-06-13 285 Regina
5. 2008-06-15 286 Iclea
6. 2008-06-24 247 Eukrate
7. 2008-06-24 773 Irmintraud
8. 2008-08-16 32 Pomona (Graze)
9. 2008-10-31 102 Miriam

2009 (5 +ve, 46 -ve)
10. 2009-01-30 217 Penthesilea
11. 2009-05-04 332 Siri
12. 2009-05-10 494 Virtus
13. 2009-05-28 144 Vibilia
14. 2009-09-30 2725 David Bender

2010 (4 +ve, 27 -ve)
15. 2010-03-28 111 Ate
16. 2010-08-01 415 Palatia
17. 2010-08-17 3317 Paris
17. 2010-10-22 319 Leona

2011 (5 +ve, 32 -ve)
18. 2011-03-31 1264 Letaba
19. 2011-07-08 241 Germania
20. 2011-07-27 91 Aegina
21. 2011-08-01 Bononia
22. 2011-11-04 76 Freia

2012 (6 +ve, 20 -ve)
23. 2012-03-30 Nemesis
24. 2012-05-04 404 Arsione
25. 2012-07-27 Charon (Dwarf Planet)
26. 2012-08-09 19 Fortuna
27. 2012-08-12 691 Lehigh
28. 2012-08-26 Pluto (Dwarf Planet)
29. 2012-10-17 Phthia

2013 (13 +ve, 45 -ve)
30. 2013-02-06 92 Undina (Double star discovery)
31. 2013-02-12 690 Wratislava
32. 2013-03-15 576 Emanuela
33. 2013-06-07 1424 Sundmania
34. 2013-07-08 131 Aethra
35. 2013-08-01 164 Eva
36. 2013-08-10 10 Hygiea
37. 2013-08-27 566 Stereoskopia
38. 2013-08-29 136199 Eris (TNO – First ever by amateur, Mag 18 – Faintest & Furthest ever!)
39. 2013-09-07 96 Aegle
40. 2013-09-12 533 Sara (Double star discovery)
41. 2013-10-05 120 Lachesis (Graze)
42. 2013-11-28 1484 Postrema

2014 (3 +ve, 14 -ve, 1 ?)
43. 2014-04-16 Venus (Planet)
44. 2014-04-24 59 Elpis
45. 2014-09-02 552 Sigelinde
.     2014-10-08 705 Erminia (Uncertain)

2015 (4 +ve, 6 -ve, 1 NR)
46. 2015-05-12 Chariklo (Centaur)
.     2015-06-29 Pluto (Dwarf Planet – Published Result)
47. 2015-10-09 308 Polyxo
48. 2015-12-03 2002 VE95 (TNO – 1st of this object)
49. 2015-12-07 334 Chicago

2016 (8 +ve, 19 -ve)
50. 2016-01-17 1237 Genevieve
51. 2016-05-04 493 Griseldis
52. 2016-05-04 1639 Bower
53. 2016-06-16 308 Polyxo
54. 2016-08-21 526 Jena
55. 2016-09-29 120 Lachesis
56. 2016-10-01 5661 Hildebrand
57. 2016-10-06 141 Lumen

2017 (2+ve, 3 -ve)
58. 2017-01-23 232 Russia
59. 2017-01-25 683 Lanzia