grazing occultation


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grazing occultation

A lunar occultation in which the astronomical body is only momentarily occulted by mountain peaks along the Moon's limb.
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At least in the decades since, I've witnessed one delightful daytime occultation of Saturn by the Moon using a large telescope, and one absolutely astonishing grazing occultation of the majestic planet by the Moon at night.
When a star moves tangentially to the limb of the Moon, and is occulted for a very short period only--a few minutes, or even seconds--a grazing occultation is said to occur.
His enthusiasm to share his own passion for astronomy was clear and he was always showing others how to do things, ranging from astrophotography to setting up grazing occultation trips and weekend observing camps.
On July 18 there is a lunar occultation of the Pleiades, and a grazing occultation of Alcyone (Eta Tau) at 02:07 UT at the western end of the track, which runs from South Wales to North Yorkshire.
In addition many grazing occultation were observed, either as part of a group or individually during excursions to various locations.
Moreover, a spectacular grazing occultation will take place along a narrow path skirting Vancouver and crossing the upper Midwest, then the Toronto area and the U.
You should use the Watec with no focal reducer when you're recording a bright object like the edge of the Moon during a grazing occultation.
A grazing occultation is the only way an amateur can ever "resolve" the face of a star other than the Sun.
When a star moves tangentially to the limb of the Moon and is occulted for a very short period only, a few minutes, or even seconds, a grazing occultation is said to occur.
A grazing occultation can be seen within a mile or so of an occultation's predicted northern or southern limit.
A grazing occultation can be seen within a mile or so (2 or 3 kilometers) of an occultation's predicted northern or southern limit.