As of Sep 26, 2020. Check out past events here.
Asteroid Occ Predictions: Steve Preston's , Derek Breit's , Calif Path Maps , SF Extra Event , IOTA Observations , Report Template
Software: Using AVIsynth , TANGRA , Making Aladin Finder Charts , Limiting Mag , Registax and Occ Video ,
PyOTE 8min tutorial , PyOTE HowTo , PyMovie Tutorials
Making C2A Charts , Aladin Photo Charts , 2-star Alignment of LX200gps , YouTube IOTA Videos , Journal of Double Star Observations
My "HowTo" on Reducing Asteroid Occultations , Reported Asteroid Occulations
Equipment: Watec 910HX , my Watec Tests , Video astrometry , PC165DNR , Video recording ,
Using 8SE/Video/VTI 2nd Unit (pdf) , (ppt)
Soth Bay Grazes , SF Grazes , Lunar Phases , Driving Distance Calculator , Remote Control of PC165DNR ,
Atmospheric Extinction vs Altitude=.4/sin(a) mags , magnitude vs luminosity calculator
WiFi hotspots in California , Comet /DSO Photo Op's
M67 Mag Chart , ToBuy
Cabrillo College Observatory ClearSkyClock 5-day forecast
Sept 29 Tue 3-5pm - DC + faculty meeting on PIE. See Sept 26 email for zoom link, but I'll be teaching Astro 7, so have to see recording later.
Sept 28 Mon morn 5am - Occultation of 12.5 by Ianthe (drop 0.7) from Carrizo Plain. Lots of LA and AZ observers have claimed chords. Good rank, campsite on centerline.
Sept 29 Tue eve 10:30pm - Occultation of 12.7 at 19 deg alt by Josephina, from campsite at Carrizo Plain. 1.9 mag dip. It's do-able. Pretty inconvenient time. Unlikely I'll try it. I didn't put it into OW.
Sept 30 Wed eve 9:41pm - Occultation of 12.1 by Io, 0.3 drop, Santa Cruz is on the centerline. high rank.
Oct 3 Sat morn 1:11am - Occultation of 12.7 by Thekla. mediocre rank, I'm on the path edge here. Decent odds and worth a try. 1.3 dip.
Oct 4 Sun morn 5:30am - Occultation of 9.4 by Leukothea, at 7 deg altitude from Carrizo Plain, but big moon.
Oct 8 Thur eve - 9:45pm - Occultation of 13.8 by Picka, alt=38, 4s duration, dip 1.1
Oct 9 Fri 3-4pm - Zoom session w/ Kathy on Pos Hours, with all DC's. See email of Sept 25 for link
Oct 10 Sat morn 4:20am - Graze of 8.1 11n of 45- moon from Locatelli meadow, Merced River 10n of Briceville, Coulterville, and Lee Vining
Oct 11 Sun morn 3:04am - Graze of 8.4 12n of 35- moon from 8n Ponderosa Campground, 20s Pinnacles near Laguna Mtn. 23alt.
Oct 15 Thur morn 1:05am - Occultation of 8.6 by Laetitia, from Pinnacles. High rank, 3% moon, good event
Oct 16 Fri morn 6am - Occultation of 11.7 by Begonia, from Carrizo Plain
Oct 19 Mon morn 5am - Occultation of 8.8 by Felicitas, from Pinnacles
Nov 6 Fri eve 11:30pm - Occultation of 12.1 by Chaldaea, from Pt Reyes. Astro 25? 65- moon.
Nov 9 Mon morn 12:44am - Graze of 3.5 9n 41- moon from Baker, 14s of Amboy.
Nov 11 Wed - Veteran's Day Holiday
Nov 15 Sun eve 9:54pm - Occultation of 9.6 star by Ophelia from path edges Carrizo Plain and Mt Laguna. New moon.
Nov 28 Saturday 12:18am - Occultation of 9.1 by Bettina, from Santa Cruz.
Nov 30 Monday - Deep penumbral lunar eclipse. Worth some photos.
Dec 8 Tue morn 6am - Graze of 4.0 on 43- moon 10n,
Dec 19 - end of semester
Dec 12 Saturday 1pm - Occultation of 91% sunlit Venus on 5- moon.
Dec 14 - Total solar eclipse from Chile
Dec 21 - Rare Jupiter/Saturn Conjunction: And only 6' apart! Best from West Coast of U.S.
Apr 17 Sat eve 9:00pm - Graze of 7.3 5n 29+ moon 45alt, from Grant County Park near Lick, or Mtn Home State Park in Sierra's
Apr 17 Sat eve . 11:40pm - Graze of 7.1 5n 30+ moon 16 alt, from 12s Arnold, in Stanislaus River camp area
May 9 Sun morn - 7:19am Graze of 4.5 0s of 4- moon at 23alt and sun at 14alt, from 18n Pinnacles.
May 26 Wed morn - 4:30am Total Lunar Eclipse. Totality lasts only 14 minutes.
Aug 6 Fri aft 1:43pm - Graze of 3.3 -3.3s of 3- moon from Santa Cruz
Aug 18 Wed eve 7:37pm - Graze of 2.1 (Nunki?) 15n of 86+ from Santa Cruz, or J-Tree if you want darker sky. Sun +3 in Santa Cruz
Sep 5 Sun aft 2:20pm - Graze of 3.5 6n 2- moon from Russian River, and Mineral King (Sequoia Nat Park). Maybe Astro 25 and get it on the drive home??
Sep 14 Tue eve 11:41pm - Graze of 3.2 4s 65+ moon from 5s of Pinnacles , alt=11
Oct 2 Sat morn 4:50am - Graze of 8.0 11n 18- moon 22alt from 12s of Ponderosa Cmpgrnd Big Sur and 2n of Mineral King
Nov 19 Thur eve - 97% partial lunar eclipse. Almost total. High in sky from Santa Cruz
Nov 19 Fri eve 11:40pm - Graze of 4.2 14n 99- 8mi north of Paso Robles xx
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