Observed positive asteroidal occultations (2007 - Present)

[10 Oct 2013]
(207) Hedda occults 4UC 333-217412 for 1.00 sec +/- 0.02 sec
My 40-th positive event recorded with OccuRec in AAV format and my first event recorded with the new WAT-910BD camera. The event was 15 sec early.

[01 Sep 2013]
(139) Juewa occults TYC 0003-00687-1 for 12.08 sec +/- 0.02 sec
My second event recorded unattended with OccuRec in AAV format. The event was detected even after the main corrector plate of my 14" LX200 was completely fogged as I forgot to start the dew heater.

[18 Aug 2013]
(1241) Dysona occults 2UCAC 27213579 for 5.29 sec +/- 0.08 sec
Finally another positive event after 3 months of observing. My first event recorded with OccuRec in AAV format using my new WAT-910HX camera.

[6 Apr 2013]
(984) Gretia occults UCAC2 40835798 for 1.2 sec +/- 0.26 sec
My third ever positive of an event only listed by the LinOccult predictions for my site. This was also my first positive in the last 6 months.

[6 Sep 2012]
(4460) Bihoro occults UCAC2 23764974 for 3.74 sec +/- 0.13 sec
My second ever positive of an event only listed by the LinOccult predictions for my site. The event was recorded with a prototype of the Astronomical Digital Video System (ADVS) using a PointGrey Flea3 video camera using 3.75 fps and Gamma of 4.000. The camera was away for testing for more than a week and I just got it back that evening.

[26 Aug 2012]
(134340) Pluto occults UCAC3 141-302444
Finally managed to observe an occultation by Pluto including atmospheric events. As with my previous Pluto events I attempted, when there was a real event I always had some technical problem. This time was no different but it was only half a disaster. I managed to get the R events an a total of 130+ seconds of occultation but was not able to record the disappearance.

[26 May 2012]
(52) Europa occults UCAC2 26267706 for 18.00 sec +/- 0.07 sec
The second positive event for 2012 came soon after the first one. The event was recorded with a prototype of the Astronomical Digital Video System (ADVS) using a PointGrey Flea3 video camera using 15 fps.

[18 May 2012]
(132) Aethra occults 2UCAC 15762481 for 1.87 sec +/- 0.07 sec
This is a very first occultation in many categories. The first one in 9 months after the long and heavy LaNina here down under, secondly the first positive event for me in 2012 and finally and most importantly the first event recorded with a prototype of the Astronomical Digital Video System (ADVS) using a PointGrey Flea3 video camera using 7.5 fps.

[05 Aug 2011]
(601) Nerthus occults 2UCAC 31183183 1.28 sec +/- 0.02 sec
A very short full disappearance which was 15 sec late. The video file got corrupted and I had to recover parts of it with VirtualDub. Recorded with WAT-120N+ with no integration.

[19 Jun 2011]
(35) Leukothea occults TYC 7332-00231-1 for 14.96 sec
The first event observed with my new 14" scope from Tangra Observatory.



[01 Jun 2011]
(194) Prokne occults HIP 90826 for 26.44 sec +/- 0.02 sec
This is my best event since 2007! A bright 7.4 magnitude star occulted for whole 26 seconds and the asteroid remained visible at mag 10.9 during the disappearance. Also had a lot of luck as the cloud cleared 5 min before the event.

[27 May 2011]
(117) Lomia occults 2UCAC 33861825 for 4.6 sec +/- 0.16 sec
The event was recorded with WAT-120N+ camera with 8 frame integration in this very cold morning for the season. I only got to the target just a minute before the event due to two accidental power resets.

[05 Feb 2011]
(51) Nemausa occults TYC 5546-01325-1 for 13.37 sec +/- 0.16 sec
My first positive for 2011.The event was recorded with WAT-120N+ camera with 8 frame integration. 3 min before the event I accidently reset my scope power and had to do min manual tracking of the field as the scope stopped tracking and there was no time for a new alignment.

[31 Dec 2010]
(66) Maja occults TYC 1931-01066-1 for 4.04 sec +/- 0.05 sec
Sometimes they don't come in months and sometimes you get three in a row. My last occultation for 2010 UT year (observed on 1 Jan 2011 local time). The event was detected with PC164EX2 camera using 3 frame software integration. The occultation occured 30 sec earlier than predicted.

[30 Dec 2010]
(386) Siegena occults 2UCAC 27774622 for 16.9 sec +/- 0.16 sec
The event was recorded with WAT-120N+ with HI gamma and x8 integration less than 24 hours after my previous occultation.

[29 Dec 2010]
(55) Pandora occults 2UCAC 43777459 6.6 sec +/- 0.1 sec
The event was recorded with PC164EX2. I had to grab the tripod with the telescope and move it a couple of meters 3 min before the event to avoid my neighbour's roof. Luckily there was a bright star just next to the field so I could locate the field just on time and the disruption of the tracking from moving the tripod wasn't too big either. I did need all this luck to record my next event after exactly 4 months of clouds and rain.

[29 Aug 2010]
(595) Polyxena occults 2UCAC 12769883 for 6.4 sec +/- 0.32 sec
Detected with WAT-120N+, x16 frames integration. The slightly out of focus video made the reduction hard.

[05 Jun 2010]
(680) Genoveva occults TYC 7898-01614-1 for 6.9 sec sec +/- 0.04 sec
Detected with WAT-120N+, x2 frames integration. There was a cloud 12 in early but it cleared up for the event that was 3 sec late.

[09 May 2010]
(973) Aralia occults 2UCAC 15073823 for 3.2 sec sec +/- 0.32 sec
One of the faintest occulted stars I've observed - 13.6 mag (13.3 combined), recorded with WAT-120N+, x16 frames integration. The event was 10 sec early

[04 May 2010]
(735) Marghanna occults TYC 5576-00268-1 for 4.08 sec +/- 0.02 sec
A good occultation under very dark and clear skies, recorded with WAT-902H. The event was 15 sec early



[10 Apr 2010]
(845) Naema occults 2UCAC 22256697 for 7.6 sec +/- 0.64 sec
I recorded my 20-th positive occultation with WAT-120N+ with x32 frame integration. The event was 15 sec late.

[19 Mar 2010]
(34) Circe occults UCAC2 25652532 for 4.5 sec +/- 0.32 sec
Recorded with WAT-120N+ with x16 frame integration at altitude of 8 deg.

[20 Feb 2010]
(137) Meliboea occults 2UCAC 33903409 for 11.3 sec +/- 0.64 sec
Recorded with WAT-120N+ with x32 frame integration.

[16 Feb 2010]
(2375) Radek occults TYC 32800328 for 1.54 sec +/- 0.02 sec
This is my first successful occultation of LinOccult prediction by Andrey Plekhanov. Detected with WAT 902H when the star was only at 7 deg.

[19 Jan 2010]
(826) Henrika occults TYC 6120-00450-1 for 1.2 sec +/- 0.04 sec
Detected with WAT 902H using 2 frame software integration. The star was only at 8 deg.

[12 Dec 2009]
(111) Ate occults TYC 1876-01888-1 for 9.6 sec +/- 0.08 sec
Detected with WAT 902H using 4 frame software integration.

[26 Sep 2009]
(106) Dione occults TYC 5831-00051-1 for 13.1 sec +/- 0.12 sec
Detected with WAT 120N+ using 4 frame integration. Very windy and small cloud passed through the FOV 7 sec before the disappearance.

[26 Aug 2009]
(247) Eukrate occults 2UCAC 09577346 for 10.2 sec +/- 0.32 sec
Detected with WAT 120N+ using x16 frame integration. Found the field by pure chance as my LX90 slewed to a wrong star!

[16 Mar 2009]
(654) Zelinda occults TYC 4830-02507-1 for 24.6 sec +/- 0.16 sec
Detected with WAT 120N+ using x8 frame integration. Small magnitude drop of 0.2m

[7 Feb 2009]
(444) Gyptis occults UCAC2 31864315 for 9.8 sec +/- 0.16 sec
Detected with WAT 120N+ using x8 frame integration.



[17 Jan 2009]
(558) Carmen occults 2UCAC 36468538 for 4.5 sec +/- 0.3 sec
Detected with WAT 120N+ using x16 frame integration - my first positive for 2009.

[09 Sep 2008]
(1096) Reunerta occults 2UCAC 24995624 for 4.5 sec +/- 0.3 sec
Detected with WAT 120N+ using x16 frame integration (level 5 = 0.3 sec)

[09 Aug 2008]
(1184) Gaea occults TYC 7357-01060-1 for 0.72 sec
Another very short event showing a good magnitude drop.

[16 Jul 2008]
(153) Hilda occults TYC 0559-01188-1 for 12.9 sec
Faint star, full moon. At the end my WAT-920H with manual gain turned out to give better signal than the PC164-EX2.

[29 Jun 2008]
(179) Klytaemnestra occults TYC 5539-00081-2 for 4.4 sec
A close double star with a small magnitude drop.

[18 May 2008]
(18) Melpomene occults TYC 0318-00244-1 for 10.6 sec
A small 0.4 mag drop detected with a PC164-EX2 camera.

[04 Apr 2008]
(510) Mabella occults TYC 4947-00852-1 for 2.5 sec
A step event is clearly visible during the reappearance.

[11 Mar 2008]
(97) Klotho occults 2UCAC 30546389 for ~4 sec
13.3 mag star observed using integrating camera WAT 120N+

[20 Aug 2007]
(25631) 2000AJ55 occults TYC 6849-01777-1 for 0.7 sec
Succesfully recorded occultation of a Rank 1 event (probability < 1%) from the OZNZ Extras predictions.

[10 Aug 2007]
(2466) Golson occults TYC 1323-02050-1 for 0.5 sec
My first positive event. Took me about 6 months to get this first one.