Monday, 1 February 2010

Asteroid occults 6m star...tonight! (Feb 2)

Just a one-off alert for astronomers across UK to test the accuracy of this little asteroid's orbit. (no picture, sorry!)
1248 Jugurtha, mag 14.6 astreroid will rapidly obliterate the light from the sixth magnitude star 14 Tauri (HIP 17408), which is just below the Pleiades. The event will occur at about 12:56 a.m to a few select areas across Wales, the Midlands, and East Anglia, possibly including London.


John said...

Are you going to attempt to watch the event Dan?

Dr Dan said...

I did and it didn't occult it. Got pics too.

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