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Report of the occultation section.

Once again we had a year with very little positive to report.

Kos Coronaios in Louis Trichardt has been experimenting with photographing lunar occultations of bright objects and has obtained some interesting results.

A few minor planet occultations were attempted by our regular group of observers but no positive events were observed. We have again relied on the minor planet predictions provided by Steve Preston and have used the Occult4 software for lunar occultation predictions.

Thanks are due to the following members for their continued support: Magda Streicher, Tim Cooper, Jannie Smits and Kos Coronaios.

Brian Fraser, Director

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Title Annotation:section reports; lunar occultations photography
Author:Fraser, Brian
Publication:Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa
Article Type:Brief article
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Date:Oct 1, 2009
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