Saturnian Occultation, just before the disappearance (Oct 16 1997)

Date & Time: Oct 16 1997, 2sec. exposed each
Optical: TAKAHASHI 13cm(5.1") Newtonian, Or6mm magnifier (f=10500mm, F80.0)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Camera: VIXEN VX-1
Film: Konicacolor LV 400
Location: Kokubunji city, Tokyo

Before dawn on Oct 16 1997, the Saturnian Occultation was observed at Japan for the first time in 23 years. The Saturn should vanish into the edge of the Moon at 3:41 JST, but unfortunately clouded just 4 minutes before the time.
This image presents the approach of the Moon to Saturn by the sequence of time.

Saturnian Occultation(Jan 25, 2002)

Aldebaran Occultation(Nov 16, 2016)

Copyright(c) 1997 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
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