Eva Occultation - Dec 11, 2006

Observer: Richard Nolthenius (831) 479-6506, rinolthe at cabrillo.edu

Asteroid, Star: (164) Eva, HIP 59004 (m=9.3)

Telescope: 10" f/10 LX200 alt/az

Location: Montara Hostel, CA. 37° 32' 08"N, 122° 31' 06"W elev 85ft. (NAD83/WGS84) coordinates from USGS map at topozone.com

Method: Voice/WWV/tape recorder

Sky: clear, good seeing, star visibility: easy bright star well above mag limit. Solid.

Dec 11, 2006 UT (miss)

begin: 11:57:30UT

end: 12:01:30UT

Comments: Star was easy to follow and there were no events longer than perhaps 0.1 or 0.2 seconds. The predicted event length for a central occultation was 6seconds, so it looks like a miss.