Jarmila Occultation - Oct 10, 2004

Observer: Richard Nolthenius

Site: Ponderosa Campground in Big Sur. WGS84 coordinates from topozone.com are below.

Longitude: 121W 23' 02"

Latitude: 35N 59' 52"

Elevation: 1460 ft

Telescope: 10" LX200 tracking in alt/az mode.

Timing Method: visual with WWV and voice tape recorder. 26mm eyepiece at f/10.

The occultation was a miss. I had trouble setting up in time, and found the star with only enough time to get the tape recorder and WWV radio going, not to get the video set up. The star was easy to follow and the seeing quite steady. No question, we had a miss. No occultation during the observing period. We were north of the predicted northern limit but inside the 1-sigma uncertainty zone.