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Moon Occults Aldebaran

Friday, 2018, February 23 - 16:37

Observations greatly received with binoculars or small telescopes.  Additionally, observers are invited to use a high speed web cam to record this daylight occultation at the dark limb.  At 25 or 50 fps it is possible to detect the fade caused by the large diameter of the star.  Even faster recording rates are possible with USB3 cameras (as SER).  Please forward reports to the Lunar Section, Occultations coordinator at