JOE 2

JOE 2


The second issue of JOE (Journal of Occultation and Eclipse). This journal is open source and published by the International Occultation Timing Association Middle East section (IOTA/ME). For download articles please click on READ MORE...
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Predicting outgassing and instabilityof asteroid TB 145 in passing of the Earth’s orbit

The recent discovery of the asteroid TB 145 (also categorized as comet, Because of its highly eccentric orbit and inclination)[1] is a good opportunity for a precise observation by the observatory and institutes all over the world. From its orbital path[1], it is predicted that it will pass the orbit of the earth from the distance of 1.3 times the lunar distance from the Earth.
Predicting outgassing and instabilityof asteroid TB 145 in passing of the Earth’s orbit

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The first successful observation lunar Occultation in daylight in the Middle East

observational Aldebaran occultation data planning has done by occultation department of IOTA-ME, Dez Scholars Institute and Adib Astronomical Center of Isfahan, this work has done during the day. This occultation date was on 09/05/2015 at 06:36:54 GMT (11:06:54 local time). The occultation has successfully observed, timed and recorded by Dez Scholars Institute and Adib Astronomical Center of Isfahan. IOTA/ME was the data collector and all of the reports have sent to the global data collector of IOTA, Mr. Gault which he confirmed the Iranians' reports ...

The first successful observation lunar Occultation in daylight in the Middle East

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Workshop for New Members

Workshop for New Members


ISA Observatory
16 September 2015
Talker: Atila Poro
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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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