Saturday, 16 January 2021

Occultation of Aldebaran by the Moon seen from Manchester

 

Occultation of Aldebaran by the Moon seen from Manchester


On January 16th 1867, Mr Baxendell at Mr Worthington's observatory observed the occultation of Aldebaran by the Moon. The star disappeared at 02 h 59m and 6 sec and reappeared at 4hr 10 min and 7 sec. The disappearance and reappearance were both instantaneous, and no unusual phenomenon was observed.

The telescope used was the equatorial mounted achromatic of 70 inch focal length and 5 inch aperture with a power of 68.


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