Occultation of Jupiter by the Moon 27/1/2002

Chris Suddick sent over the image at left today attached to an e-mail describing his experience of the occultation along with 17 other e-mails sent to Graham C! Two e-mails were from Kay Bennett and Andy Elsey who had noticed a bright star (Jupiter) close to the Moon and they wanted to know what was going on! All the others were from ADAS members reporting their observations of the event. Except that is from Colin Henshaw in OMAN who missed Jupiter of course but had the bad luck to be in the Internet Cafe Muscat not knowing that Saturn was to be occulted a few days ago! He claims news does not travel fast in OMAN. Perhaps he needs to use Sky Map more often?


Jupiter Occultation

The improved image composite below was sent over (today Monday 28th) by Mark C. Neat huh! The sequence R to L is of course astronomical. I hope the real video shows just how unlucky we were for the duration of the graze between image 4 and image 5! We basically did not see anything. Sad! Making the effort was a fun experience though - I think?


Jupiter Occultation Composite

Mark C, Richard Bullock, Mike P friend Pauline and Graham and Pauline C went off to Belmont to observe the grazing occultation of Jupiter at about 6 pm. Clear blue skies and very broken cloud made prospects good. A 30 mph wind made observing bitter and what was worse as dusk darkened the sky the cloud thickened! The images above show how cold Pauline and Mike were. Pauline C stayed in the car. The images at the right are from Graham C's video which got the start and end but little or nothing of the best bit which was the graze. Mark had similar luck but thinks his video might have better images of more of the graze segment.


Mark C, Richard Bullock, Mike P friend Pauline and Graham and Pauline C went off to Belmont to observe the grazing occultation of Jupiter at about 6 pm. Clear blue skies and very broken cloud made prospects good. A 30 mph wind made observing bitter and what was worse as dusk darkened the sky the cloud thickened! The images above show how cold Pauline and Mike were. Pauline C stayed in the car. The images at the right are from Graham C's video which got the start and end but little or nothing of the best bit which was the graze. Mark had similar luck but thinks his video might have better images of more of the graze segment.



Jupiter Occultation Observation

Jupiter Occultation of the Moon


by Unknown ADAS member(s)

#Occultation #Moon #Jupiter #Belmont


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