* The Besselian Elements are the input data needed for the algorithms of the computer program presented in the Occultations chapter of the book Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets by Jean Meeus. With that program one can determine local timings for occultations, and the graze latitudes for various geographic longitudes during 2010-2040.


© Curt Renz

  Occultations

Moon Occults Rho Leonis - Graze Map - 2017 MAY 31-JUN 01

Graze map of North American continent for the lunar occultation of the magnitude +3.9 star Full occultation between the two graze paths


Moon Occults Rho Leonis - Chicago - 2017 MAY 31-JUN 01

Preview of the Moon occulting the magnitude +3.9 star as seen from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago during the night of of 2017 MAY 31-JUN 01


Moon Occults Rho Leonis - Besselian Elements* - 2017 JUN 01

Besselian elements derived from Solex & Simbad positions & presented in format of Jean Meeus for input into occultation software - Also view of Earth & Moon as seen from the star


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Employing the great accuracy and precision of Solex numerical integration software

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  Updated Edition

Moon Occults Gamma Librae - Graze Map - 2017 MAY 11

Graze map of the North American continent for lunar occultation of the magnitude +3.9 star Full occultation between the two graze paths


Moon Occults Gamma Librae - Chicago - 2017 MAY 11

Preview of the Moon occulting the magnitude +3.9 star as seen from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago during the early morning of 2017 MAY 11


Moon Occults Gamma Virginis - Graze Map - 2017 JUN 30

Graze map of the North American continent for lunar occultation of the magnitude +2.7 star Full occultation north of the only graze path


Moon Occults Gamma Virginis - Chicago - 2017 JUN 30

Preview of the Moon occulting the magnitude +2.7 star as seen from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago during the evening of 2017 JUN 30


Moon Occults Gam Vir - Besselian Elements* - 2017 JUL 01

Besselian elements derived from Solex & Simbad positions & presented in format of Jean Meeus for input into occultation software - Also view of Earth & Moon as seen from the star


Moon Occults Gam Lib - Besselian Elements* - 2017 MAY 11

Besselian elements derived from Solex & Simbad positions & presented in format of Jean Meeus for input into occultation software - Also view of Earth & Moon as seen from the star


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