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    Default Asteroid Malin occults naked eye star Sunday morn




    ...is predicted to cross the UK, western France and eastern Spai
    during the early morning of Sunday, 1st October. Details are a
    follows:

    Time interval to observe (from UK): 04.39 UT to 04.49 UT
    Star: HIP 18993 (V=5.36) - RA: 04:04:10, Dec: +02:49.6
    Asteroid: 4766 Malin (V=16.1)
    Asteroid Diameter: 12 km
    Duration: up to 5 sec (possibly up to 8 sec)

    More information including a chart of the shadow track across Europ
    can be
    found at
    http://astrosurf.com/eaon/Cartes/10%...01%20malin.gif

    Note that this event takes place during British Summer Time so th
    clock
    time of the nominal mid-event is >>5.44 am<< here in the UK. The sta
    is in
    the constellation of Taurus and is shown in Norton's Star Atlas. Fro
    the
    UK, it will be high in the sky at an altitude of about 40 degrees an
    an
    azimuth of about 200 degrees (i.e. in the south-south-west direction)
    The
    asteroid was discovered in 1987 and is named in honour of David Malin
    Its
    exact shape and size is uncertain. [Extracted from BAA electroni
    bulletin No. 00250]

    Nytecam 51N 0.1


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    nytecam

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    Default Asteroid Malin occults naked eye star Sunday morn



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    "nytecam" <nytecam.2ew69m@spacebanter.com> wrote in message
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    Thanks! Nice one for my new big binoculars. That is, if only the sky would
    clear - I haven't seen a single thing with them yet...

    Bluebeard



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    Default Asteroid Malin occults naked eye star Sunday morn


    "Bluebeard" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:4o4d7lFcld4vU1@individual.net...
    1) Nice new big binoculars
    2) Clouded night skies
    Far be it from me to suggest a strong correlation between the two.
    ---
    Jim



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    Default Asteroid Malin occults naked eye star Sunday morn

    On Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:58:16 +0100, nytecam
    <nytecam.2ew69m@spacebanter.com> wrote:


    Didn't happen from Selsey which was pretty close to the centre line.
    --
    Pete
    http://www.digitalsky.org.uk

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    Default Asteroid Malin occults naked eye star Sunday morn


    Pete Lawrence wrote:


    Didn't happen from North Bucks as thundery showers were rattling
    through around that time.

    Pierre


 

 

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