As of Dec 13, 2018. Check out past events here.
Asteroid Occ Predictions: Steve Preston's , Derek Breit's , Calif Path Maps , SF Extra Event , Brad Timerson's , Report Template
Software: Using AVIsynth , TANGRA , Making Aladin Finder Charts , Limiting Mag , Registax and Occ Video
Making C2A Charts , Aladin Photo Charts , 2-star Alignment of LX200gps , YouTube IOTA Videos
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
South Bay Grazes , SF Grazes , Lunar Phases , Driving Distance Calculator , Remote Control of PC165DNR , Atmospheric Extinction vs Altitude=.4/sin(a) mags
WiFi hotspots in California , Comet /DSO Photo Op's
M67 Mag Chart , ToBuy
Cabrillo College Observatory ClearSkyClock 5-day forecast
Dec 18 Tue eve - Scotts Valley Library, give talk on asteroid occns, and Cabrillo Astro course opportunities
Dec 20 Thur eve 6:30pm - Occultation of 11.4 by Schalen, from Red Rock Cyn State Park - maybe trail run/astro? Not likely! I'm still recovering from Dec 8 half marathon.
Dec 21 Fri morn - Occultation of 6.0 ZC 2110 by Venus, at 4 deg altitude. D=3:53:06, R=4:07:00am middle of dark limb. Planning page . Also, Mercury and Jupiter are in conjunction, 1 degree apart just below the head of Scorpio and above Antares. Nice photo op.
Dec 22 Sat 6:45pm - Occultation of 11.3 by Arne - from north side of Pt Reyes. Reserved bed at Pt Reyes Hostel
Dec 23 Sun eve 6:23pm or so - TNO occn of 13.5 star for up to 20sec. 10% odds, but valuable
Dec 27 Thur morn 12:10am - Occultation of 10.3 by Interamnia; a "sure thing" from Santa Cruz and most of Bay Area.
Jan 1 3:28am - Occultation of 11.7 by Arethea, from north point of Pt. Reyes. New Years eve at Hostel?
Jan 1 evening - Occultation of 12.5 by Fidelio, from Santa Cruz
Jan 15 6:15pm - Occultation of 13.0 combined (0.7 drop) by binary asteroid Antiope from Santa Cruz
Jan 20 Sun eve - Total Lunar eclipse graze from Pt Reyes Hostel of 7.8 star during totality. Planning page.
Jan 25 Fri eve 7:00pm - Occultation of 11.7 by Desiderata from Carrizo Plain camp. Astro/Trail Run??
Feb 8-10 Fri-Sun - Tullamore Dew Running Club at Death Valley at Furnace Creek.
Feb 9 Sat eve - Graze of 7.3 8 deg alt, from Cabrillo Observatory. Maybe special exped for Astro 8A?
Feb 12 Tue eve - Graze of 8.6 1.1s of 53% moon. At Pigeon Pt and also at Summit Store on Highland. Good Astro 8A expedition
Feb 21-24 - Banff Film Festival at the Rio Theater
Feb 27 Wed morn 4:44am - Graze of 4.4 13s of 39- moon from South Lake Tahoe. Would require perhaps x-ing Wed morn Astro 3 class
Mar 13 Wed eve - Graze of 6.8 1.1s of 47+ moon from Fremont Peak
Apr 6 Sat eve at twilight - Graze of 7.6 star 13s of 3+ moon, alt=9, sun-8. From Hollister, and Mineral King
Apr 20 Sat 12:30am - Occultation of 12.1 by Marghanna, in Central California
Jun 14 11:40pm - Occultation of 12.1 by Saskia somewhere near Carrizo Plain
Jul 11 Thur 1:11am - Occultation of 10.7 by Rosalia, Pt Reyes??
Jul 15 Sun 10:30pm - Occultation of 11.9 but full moon 13 deg away.
Aug 2-4: Astro 25 Field Astronomy. Location TBA
Aug 6 Tue 1:12am - Occultation of 10.2 by Bothua
Aug 9 Fri 1:19am - Occultation of 11.8 by Eugenia 11.5
Aug 10 Sat - USA Tri National Championships in Cleveland
Aug 25 Sun 4:40am - Graze of 3.0 Zeta Tauri 12n 30- moon from 55N of Lassen, 55s of Eureka.
Sept 22 8am - Graze of 2.9 Mu Geminorum by 45- moon 4.4n from 30n of Hat Creek - May be good choice for Astro 25 Fall course
Sept 27-29 - Astro 25 Field Astro tentative date, Mono Hot Springs final weekend open.
Nov 11 Monday: sunrise to 10am - Transit of Mercury (Veteran's Day holiday at school??)
Nov 29 5:53pm Fri eve - Graze of 5.5 6s of 13+ moon, from 13n Pinnacles
Dec 4 8:00pm Wed eve - Graze of 6.9 10s 58+ moon 41alt, from Locatelli Meadow
Dec 11 2:00am Wed morn - Graze of 3.5 Epsilon Tauri 11n 99% moon, from Fremont Peak
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