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Occultation of Aldebaran by the Moon

Started by eafrica, 03/05/2017 07:45PM
Posted 03/05/2017 07:45PM Opening Post
Hello all,
On March 4, 2017, the bright star Aldebaran in the constellation Taurus was occulted by the waxing First Quarter Moon and was visible over most of the USA. I was able to capture this event from my brother-in-law's house (he has better horizons than we do from our backyard). This is a composite of images and videos taken before, during and after the event.

Optics: Astro-Physics AP130 EDFGT
Camera: Canon Rebel T6i
Mount: Celestron CG-5 AS/GT

Posted 03/05/2017 08:56PM #1
Very good shot, Eric!

Never seen an image like that one.


In lumine tuo videbimus lumen.

Scopes: 17.5 Dob -- Meade f/9 102mm APO -- DIY f/5 4in refractor
Mount: Celestron AVX
Camera: Canon 450D & Fujifilm X-A1 / Orion SSAG
Posted 03/06/2017 04:19AM | Edited 03/06/2017 04:20AM #2
Hi, Enrico, Nice! I logged observations up there in "After Dark." I saw it wink out; a friend got right on the graze line and saw it wink off and on Nine Times (= 17 events)! Tom Dey

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