reported in The Astronomer
I found some interesting notes to Lunar (total and
graze) and asteroidal appulses in past issues of TA
Magazine, (Indexed by
NASA-ADS) to which i have subscribed since 1970. Observations
cited in IAU circulars are reported elsewhere, however it became apparent
that Lunar events were not necessarily sent to the RGO
( - 1984), ILOC (1985-2008)
or IOTA (2009-) during these
time periods. That means these observations were not included in the
main databases maintained for Amateur and Professional observers.
And I refer in particular to the Occutl4 database by Dave
Harald which I use on a regular basis. The reports in TA are
and don't always contain complete information on instrument, times
(UT) and location. A few graze occultations were complete and and
these have been reported retrospectively to IOTA.
this Page: (In progress)
I have listed a few
asteroid and lunar occultations or appulse. An Excel index
can be down load here: Excel file
[30KB]. For European asteroid events from 1997, these are indexed
by Eric Frappa on EURASTER.NET.
For the rest of the world some reports will be in the
IOTA Occultation Newsletter or in Journals highlighted by David
Dunham in ON.
||Timings of the Pleiades (20Tau, 16Tau, 21Tau) by Altringham
Soc Obs with 1/10s stopwatch - R.R. Scoular
||Possible occultation of SAO 139497 on June 5.2 - Calculated
by D.C Heggie (Trinity Col. Cambridge)
||Io (+ Jupiter) and SAO 159683 - reports Miss in UK
||Lunar Graze of 118 Tau Feb12 - M.V.Gavin
This list is much longer so downloading
is the best option if you are interested. (MSOffice 2013) of
TA references and Links to NASA-ADS.
on searching TA, see the indexes provided on the their web