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    Re: Occultation of Alderbaran, 4 March
    From: Brad Morris
    Date: 2017 Mar 4, 23:34 -0500
    Standing out in the cold, staring at Alderbaran.  It wasn't cloudy, and yes, I could see the moon approaching.

    It was much harder than i thought, to see the extinction of Alderbaran behind the moon because of all the glare provided by the moon.  As the occultation drew very close, it was difficult to determine if Alderbaran was still visible or not.  Timing the event proved impossible.  I witnessed the occultation, but that's about it.

    Hopefully others had better luck


    On Mar 2, 2017 10:15 AM, "Brad Morris" <NoReply_Morris@fer3.com> wrote:
    Upcoming is the occultation of Alderbaran on 4 March.  Visible across much of the US, it gives an opportunity to take a precise lunar, without a sextant.  

    From NASA animations, it appears that Alderbaran will extinguish on the dark side.  This will remove the glare of the moon from your observation.  Simply (ha!! Is it ever?) time the event and use your favorite reduction tool with a distance of 0°.


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