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   Dissapearance of (XZ76012) a likely double star discovery! I was using my home made 18" newtonian at prime focus (F6) using a Watec 902H2 ultimate camera and IOTA-VTI.
      This may be pretty dry stuff for many people but these discoveries (about 20 so far) sure keeps me interested and really helps justify my toys!
      I also want to say that I used Occult 4.1 and LiMovie. Can't thank them enough for the wonderful freeware!


This is the light curve for the dissapearance, the slightly brighter component D'd first with a 1.14s step duration.
Lunar occultation of XZ76012, Feb 27, 2015
Next Lunar occultation opportunities,
Jan 21, much of North America
Feb 17 2016, Japan?
Aug 26 2016, Japan
Dec 14 22016, NW NA
March 6 2017, much of NA
and others
2015 Feb 27 at 3h 7m

Star = X76012
Observer =  S. Messner
Telescope =  45.0cm

Observation details
Star Mag = 10.94
   Event = D D
      PA = 121.407
      AA = 124.095
      CA = 55S
  %Illum = 64%
     Alt = 56
       l = 6.562
       b = 6.959
      RV = 0.3256
     CCT = -29.12
      T1 = 41.30
   T2-T1 = 1.143
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Catalogue details

XZ 76012
RA =   5 37 27.9375   PM = -0.00152s
Dec =  17 44 40.517    PM = -0.0101"
Mv = 10.94, Mb = 11.87, Mr = 10.45    Spectrum __    Dia: .0001" [Estimated]