Antares Occultation on Mar 31, 2005


Disappearance
Date & Time: Mar 31, 2005, 1/15sec. exposed each
from right to left 00:24:10, 00:25:04, 00:26:07, 00:27:02, 00:28:08, 00:28:38 JST(+0900)
Optical: VIXEN 20cm(7.9") VISAC, collimation with LV25mm magnifier
Synthesized focal length f=1533mm (equivalent f=7557mm in 35mm film format)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: OLYMPUS C-5050Z
Location: Kokubunji city, Tokyo

Camera Settings: Mode.....SHQ (2560 x 1920, high-quality JPEG format)
Lens.....f=21.3mm (equivalent f=105mm in 35mm film format), Stop: F2.6
CCD sensitivity.....ISO100, White Balance.....Auto





Just after Appearance
Date & Time: Mar 31 2005, 01:42:14 JST(+0900), 1/100sec. Exp.
Optical: VIXEN 20cm(7.9") VISAC, collimation with LV25mm magnifier
Synthesized focal length f=1533mm (equivalent f=7557mm in 35mm film format)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: OLYMPUS C-5050Z
Location: Kokubunji city, Tokyo

Camera Settings: Mode.....SHQ (2560 x 1920, high-quality JPEG format)
Lens.....f=21.3mm (equivalent f=105mm in 35mm film format), Stop: F2.6
CCD sensitivity.....ISO100, White Balance.....Auto




In midnight of Mar 30, 2005, we could observe a sky event of the occultation of Antares at Japan. The bright reddish Antares had occulted in bright rim of the Moon of age 20, and appeared again from dark edge about an hour later. It was the first Antares occultation in last 14 years observed at Japan, and the event will not occur until 2023.




Aldebaran Occultation(Nov 16, 2016)


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