PADUA ASTEROID OCCULTATION SEPT. 16, 2012 PAUL D. MALEY

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<ul><li>Slide 1</li></ul> <p>PADUA ASTEROID OCCULTATION SEPT. 16, 2012 PAUL D. MALEY Slide 2 BACKGROUND-1 363 PADUA OCCULTATION ON SEP 16 IS THE BEST EVENT OF 2012 VISIBLE IN DAYLIGHT (?) star=mag 2.7 LIMITED NIGHT POSSIBILITIES NO MOON INTERFERENCE EXPEDITION PLANNED FOR SITES IN MALI (see http://www.eclipsetours.com) Slide 3 BACKGROUND-2 ZUBEN-EL-GENUBI IS THE BRIGHTEST STAR (Mv 2.7) TO BE OCCULTED IN 2012 MOST OF THE PATH IS IN DAYLIGHT TRACK GOES ACROSS TAMPA, JACKSON MS, OKLAHOMA CITY, SALT LAKE CITY, SEATTLE BEST NIGHT VIEWING IS FROM WEST AFRICA Slide 4 DETAILS DURATION 2.1 SECONDS MAGNITUDE DROP 12.1 SIGMA 0.27 CONCERN: POSSIBLE DOUBLE/SPECTROSCOPIC BINARY NO MOON ELEVATION 22, AZIMUTH 246 LESS THAN 2 HOURS AFTER SUNSET Slide 5 Slide 6 Slide 7 Slide 8 Slide 9 Slide 10 Slide 11 Slide 12 Slide 13 Slide 14 LOCAL CIRCUMSTANCES WASHINGTON (STEVE P): EL. 14, AZ.134 DENVER CO: EL. 27 AZ. 147 CENTRAL OK (CHAD E,ART L): EL. 34 AZ. 154 JACKSON MS(BENNY R): EL. 40 AZ. 161 TAMPA FL (TOM C.): EL. 45 AZ. 170 W.PALM BEACH FL (TERRY R.): EL. 47 AZ.173 ELONGATION FROM SUN: 51 DEG. Slide 15 DAYLIGHT FILTER Slide 16 Slide 17 Slide 18 DJENNE Slide 19 TIMBUKTU </p>