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    Lunar occultation Wednesday evening
    From: Paul Hirose
    Date: 2014 Nov 23, 20:18 -0800

    The western U.S. has a chance to see a lunar occultation on Nov. 27 at
    about 0340 UT (evening of Wednesday the 26th local time), when beta
    Capricorni disappears behind the dark limb of the crescent Moon.
    Beta Capricorni is actually a multiple system. Its main stars are
    magnitude 3.1 and 6.1, separated by 3.5 arcminutes. The brighter star
    has two close companions. The dimmer star has one companion.
    Due to the wide separation between the main stars, two distinct
    occultations should be visible. At the "Los Angeles" coordinates on the
    IOTA page referenced above, my lunar distance program (Lunar3) says the
    dimmer one will disappear at 03:25:53 UTC, and the brighter one 5m45s
    later, at 03:31:38. The latter time is one second off what the IOTA page
    says. If the weather cooperates I plan to use the occultation to test
    the program's accuracy.

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