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Tim Haymes

My main interest is the observation and timing of Lunar occultations  which I stared as young member of the JAS (SPA) in the early '70s. Then in 1980 I started visual monitoring of asteroidal occultations using BAA predictions by Gordon E. Taylor,  but it was some while before my first successful video recording, that of (130) Elektra (10.7 seconds) in 2010.  I have now chalked up more than 30 positive events. This is due to improved predictions, prediction numbers and collaboration between observers.

In the last few years i have also recorded some nice lunar grazing occultations with good timing accuracy.

I help coordinate occultation observing through the Asteroid and Remote Planets Section, and the Lunar Section. My local AS is now Chipping Norton.  I am also a member of the International Occultation Timing Association, European section. (IOTA/ES).

Local society membership: Maidenhead, Reading


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