Department of astrobiology in IOTA/ME started

Department of astrobiology in IOTA/ME started
Department of astrobiology in IOTA/ME is started. The department's goal is to work in different areas of astrobiology and in order to achieve this goal, the department is ready to do research in association with various national and international organisations regarding this multidisciplinary field.

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Aldebaran Lunar Occultation

On Sundaymorning of August 8, 2015 at 2:22 Central time (21:52 UT). Aldebran occultation that is located in the Taurus constellation is observable. Moreover, the phase of moon will be 30 percent, the star visual magnitude will be approximately 0.9, and the occultation will occur from the eastern edge of the moon.
The moon map is particularly useful for reappearance, as it assists in identifying where the star will reappear against recognizable lunar features. The displayed map of the moon is plotted with full allowance for Libration.
Aldebaran Lunar Occultation

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A gift from IOTA/ES

During 5th international workshop on occultation and eclipse in Isfahan, February 2015, Dr. Eberhard Riedel honored us with his presence for improving it.
Influence by wide activities of occultation department, he donated two valuable and useful photometry tools from European IOTA.
Masters and members of IOTA/ME occultation department, thanks to him and IOTA/ES. Also we planned a regular program for effective use of given tools.

A gift from IOTA/ES

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Publication of IOTA/ME members' paper

"Photometry and the Determination of Oscillation Modes for High Amplitude Delta Scuti (HADS) Variable GSC 1566-2802" article by E. Salmanzadeh, S. Zandian, A. Hasanzadeh, S. Zahabi, has published for "New Astronomy" journal.
Four articles from IOTA-ME members' scientific activity have published in journals of Institute for Scientific Information (ISI journals) during last 2 years.

ABSTRACT
CCD photometry observation of a newly discovered, high amplitude Delta Scuti star GSC 1566-2802, with a visible filter, is presented. The observations were carried out at Alborz Observatory located in Mahdasht, Karaj, Iran.
The main goal of this project was to update our knowledge of the periodic variations of the target star. This paper covers three analyses, first calculating a new ephemeris and plotting a new light curve based on 19 times of maxima; then a Fourier analysis of the observed data points which results in determining probable oscillation modes, as well as computing its physical parameters which guide us to its harmonics and pulsation modes.

Publication of IOTA/ME members' paper

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Publication of IOTA/ME members' paper

"The first light curve analysis of eclipsing binary NR Cam" article by F. Tavakkoli, A. Hasanzadeh, A. Poro, has published for "New Astronomy" journal.
Three articles from IOTA-ME members' scientific activity have published in journals of Institute for Scientific Information (ISI journals) during last 2 years.

ABSTRACT
New observations of the eclipsing binary system NR Cam were carried out using a CCD in B,V, and R filters and new times of light minimum and new ephemeris were obtained. The B, V, and R light curves were analyzed using both the Binary Maker 3.0 and PHOEBE 0.31 programs to determine some geometrical and physical parameters of the system. These results show that NR Cam is an overcontact binary and that both components are Main Sequence stars. The O'Connell effect on NR Cam was studied and some variations in spot parameters were obtained over the different years.

Publication of IOTA/ME members' paper

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IOTA/ME Departments

Members of board directors Eclipse, Occultation and TNOs departments have been appointed according to the IOTA/ME statute by board directors since 2014/11/10. According to statute, the board of directors of each department which have been appointed will manage it for a period of one year and then the board of directors of each department will be elected by the vote of the members of that department.
Mr. Hojatola Hekmatzade has been introduced as the president of the board of department, Mrs. Samaneh Gnji'Lisar and Mr. Amir Hussein Daghighi as other members of the board of department for Occultation and TNOs department.
Mr. Meysam Honari Jafarpour has been introduced as the president of the board of department, Miss. Fereshteh Tavakkoli and Miss. Shirin Zandian as other members of the board of department for Eclipse department.

IOTA/ME Departments

IOTA/ME Departments

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