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PADUA ASTEROID OCCULTATION SEPT. 16, 2012 PAUL D. MALEY.

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1 PADUA ASTEROID OCCULTATION SEPT. 16, 2012 PAUL D. MALEY

2 BACKGROUND PADUA OCCULTATION ON SEP 16 IS THE BEST EVENT OF 2012 VISIBLE IN DAYLIGHT (?) star=mag 2.7 LIMITED NIGHT POSSIBILITIES NO MOON INTERFERENCE EXPEDITION PLANNED FOR SITES IN MALI (see

3 BACKGROUND-2 ZUBEN-EL-GENUBI IS THE BRIGHTEST STAR (Mv 2.7) TO BE OCCULTED IN 2012 MOST OF THE PATH IS IN DAYLIGHT TRACK GOES ACROSS TAMPA, JACKSON MS, OKLAHOMA CITY, SALT LAKE CITY, SEATTLE BEST NIGHT VIEWING IS FROM WEST AFRICA

4 DETAILS DURATION 2.1 SECONDS MAGNITUDE DROP 12.1 SIGMA 0.27 CONCERN: POSSIBLE DOUBLE/SPECTROSCOPIC BINARY NO MOON ELEVATION 22, AZIMUTH 246 LESS THAN 2 HOURS AFTER SUNSET

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14 LOCAL CIRCUMSTANCES WASHINGTON (STEVE P): EL. 14, AZ.134 DENVER CO: EL. 27 AZ. 147 CENTRAL OK (CHAD E,ART L): EL. 34 AZ. 154 JACKSON MS(BENNY R): EL. 40 AZ. 161 TAMPA FL (TOM C.): EL. 45 AZ. 170 W.PALM BEACH FL (TERRY R.): EL. 47 AZ.173 ELONGATION FROM SUN: 51 DEG.

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18 DJENNE

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