2024 events

Sat 30th
Sunset Room

Occultation Observing 101, 2024 style

Stephen Russell


Observing occultations provides insights into the size and composition of asteroids and minor planets, the structure of planetary rings, the orbital dynamics of planetary systems, and the atmospheres of comets, planets, and their satellites.

The techniques and technology for observing occultations have changed enormously in the last twenty years. The old days of lunar grazes and audio recordings of VNG or WWV are long gone. New cameras, new software, new timing sources, new recording devices, new data sources for predictions, etc., have changed how you select, plan, record, analyse, and report occultation events. That's a lot of choices to make when picking the "best" approach for you.

This panel session will present an up-to-date explanation on why to get started in occultation observing, and how to use the choices available today.

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