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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The Rehional Workshop on Occultation and Eclipse in Shiraz, Iran

The Rehional Workshop on Occultation and Eclipse in Shiraz, Iran

On 9th July 2015, a highly anticipated four-hour-lenght workshop was held under the title of "scientific observation, astronomy occultations and amatour astronomic applied projects" supervised Mr Atila Poro (head of IOTA's middle east section). In addition to Shiraz Astronomy Society members, other guests took this course in which three 75-min parts were instructed by the honoured speecher, Mr Poro. This workshop aimed the distribution of astronomic general knowledge and more organized co-operations between Shiraz Astronomy Society and IOTA's organization and at the end the certficate of both organizations were presented to the participants.
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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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