A 10.3 second occultation was recorded by Brian Loader, using Video OSD technique.
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Observers: 1(M) D Watson,Thornton,Whakatane,NZ 2 B Loader,Darfield,NZ 3(P) Prediction, 6 Aug
The circle above is plotted at the expected 99 km diameter of Ekard. With only one chord it is not possible to determine whether Brian was north or south of the central line of the event.
The figure below shows the Limovie light curve of the occultation.
Observation details for MP (694) Ekard By Star TYC 0506-00307-1 On 2009-09-22 at 11:55:20.0 _______________________________ Observer Diana Watson Location Thornton,Whakatane,NZ Longitude +176:51:48.4 Latitude -37:55:30.1 Altitude 3 m Datum Other Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak Aperture 200 cm Seeing Steady Clear Timing Tape Recorder + time signal Visual, no PE applied Missed Comments: _______________________________ Observer B. Loader Location Darfield Longitude +172:06:24.4 Latitude -43:28:52.9 Altitude 210 m Datum WGS84 Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak Aperture 25 cm Seeing Slight flickering Thin cloud < 2 Timing GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis Disappearance 11:54:58.89 Reappearance 11:55:09.20 Comments: Variable thin cloud. Data 4-binned and normalised by 8.64 comparison star, using LimovieAverage Report prepopulated by OccultWatcher's Reporting Addin ver.1.1