Perepadin Occultation - Dec 20, 2006

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

Asteroid, Star: (2951) Perepadin, HIP 51158 (m=7.8)

Telescope: 10x70 binoculars tripod mounted

Location: Santa Cruz High School. 36° 58' 16"N, 122° 02' 02"W, elev 33ft, NAD83 coordinates from USGS map at

Method: Voice/WWV/tape recorder

Sky: clear, goodseeing, star visibility: easy 7.8 star well above mag limit. Solid.

Dec 20, 2006 UT

begin: 08:48:30

end: 08:52:00

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 8 seconds, so it looks like a miss.