Thursday, March 03, 2005

I caught the occultation of the moon and Antares this morning from my driveway. That's the brightest star I've ever seen occulted. The disappearance was great. Antares just hung there, and hung there, then blam! gone. That was 6:00 a.m.

Reappearance at 7:16 was a little more sketchy. It was daylight and there were occasional clouds. It was suddenly there, but I don't know if I saw the reappearance or noticed it a few seconds after. The orange color was easily apparent. No chance at the secondary in daylight.

This shot was with my 85mm Stellarvue refractor.
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