Gallia Asteroid Occultation Project

Team Delta (from left, Anthony Urbano, PB Jane Quimba, Sigrid Batongbakal, and Erika Valdueza)

The group’s video setup consisted of 1) a video camera, which was attached to a telescope, sending video signals to 2) a laptop computer inserting timestamps to the video field (the computer was using a timer program that displays current time) and saving the time-stamped video file into its hard drive.

Two minutes before the predicted disappearance, the cameras started recording, but due to clouds blocking the view, the star (Zeta Hydrae) was only seen a minute after the asteroidal occultation.

Gallia Expedition composed of members of Philippine Astronomical Society (PAS), UP Astronomical Society (UP Astrosoc), and RTU Astronomy Society (RTU Astrosoc)

Related link: Gallia Occultation (Philippine Astronomical Society)

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)


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