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.

UKoccultations was set up in 2012 to support observers of asteroid and lunar occultations in the UK, and we have many friends across the globe making similar observations.  The international discussion groups are:  IOTAoccultations, and the Planoccult List in Europe.

When an object 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 passing object - e.g; moon(s), asteroid, TNO and their local environments.

We encourage preliminary reporting of occultation phenomena:  asteroids,  Pro-Am campaigns, total and grazing Lunar occultations.


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