2016 schedule

Mon 11:00-11:30
Theatre 106

Measurements of wide double stars using your occultation gear

Murray Forbes

Occultation Section (RASNZ), VSS, Wellington Astronomical Society

Do you get frustrated when you finally get a calm, clear night and there are no occultations predicted? I know I do. I recently came across something we could do in those circumstances that uses our existing occultation equipment and is in a related area of astronomy - measuring the position angle and separation of 'wide' double stars. This talk will give a brief introduction to the subject - why, what and who (why do it, what do you do, and who do you send the results to).