Oct 282008

Around midnight on October 26, 2008, a 51km asteroid known as (270) Anahita occulted a 10.5 magnitude star in the constellation Gemini for observers along a path across western Canada and Northwest USA, blocking starlight for a little over 10 seconds. This image, taken using a “drift scan” technique shows a gap in the star trail of the target star (indicated by tick marks). The star’s identification is TYC 1880-01064-1.

Drift scan image of star occultation by asteroid Anahita

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