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Saturn hides star

Postby les » Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:56 pm

BBC Focus magazine mentions Saturn occulting a 8th magnitude star on the evening of January 25th.I've not seen mention of this anywhere else.I checked with Starry Night Backyard and it appears that the star HIP42705 dissapears behind the rings at approx 18:50 and reappears again on southern part of the globe at about 21:00.
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RE: Saturn hides star

Postby big dipper » Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:46 pm

Thanks for the 'heads up' Les. No, I've checked a few resources & can find no reference to it either. Perhaps the thinking is that 8th magnitude is pretty dim to attract much interest (though for owners of moderate sized scopes, it should be of interest). Let's hope for a clear night on the 25th.
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RE: Saturn hides star

Postby Pete Lawrence » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:46 am

Hi Les/Andy,

Details of this event are due to appear in "Astro Alerts" section (that's just been created).
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RE: Saturn hides star

Postby big dipper » Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:53 pm

Hi Pete.

An 'Astro Alerts' section sounds a great idea. However I assume its not actually incorporated into the website yet as I can't find it anywhere.

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RE: Saturn hides star

Postby les » Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:06 pm

[:D]Thanks Pete extra info will be handy
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