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The Occultation of Kappa Geminorum by Eros - A Learning Experience

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Edwin B. Weston

Optical Physics Laboratory, Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories, Bedford, Massachusetts


Brian G. Marsden

Center for Astrophysics, Harvard College Observatory and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, Mass.


Brian O'Leary

Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment, United States House Interior Committee, Washington, D.C.




Observations of the occultation of January 25, 1975, are reviewed. The potential importance of numerous visual observations near the occultation track and astrometric observations with long-focus refractors near the time of occultation is stressed. The vicissitudes of the occultation predictions prepared by Marsden and by Herget indicate that accurate occultation predictions are difficult. Additional unreported observations, positive or negative, from sites near the shadow trajectory are earnestly solicited. They may be communicated to AAVSO Headquarters.


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