UK Occultations Discussion Group

An astronomy group for timing lunar and asteroid occultation of stars, and the techniques involved.  Anyone with an interest in our observing activities is invited to join. The group was set up in 2012 to support observers in the UK.  The international discussion groups are:  IOTAoccultations, and the Planoccult List in Europe.

When a minor planet passes in front of a star, we time when the star disappears and reappears to a fraction of a second. This improves our knowledge of the shape and position of the object - e.g; moon(s), asteroids, TNO in their local space environments.

We encourage the observation of occultation phenomena:  asteroids, Pro-Am campaigns, total and grazing Lunar occultations, and hope you will be able take part.


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