Polymele Occultation

One Quick Blink

March 23rd the Jupiter Trojan asteroid Polymele crossed exactly in front of a 10.6 magnitude star as seen in a 30 mile wide strip that happened to be seen from Sandlot Observatory.  Clears skies and light winds prevailed and I took the opportunity to video the event.  The video is an AVI format and last just a minute or so.  The star nearest the middle of the Field of View will blink out for less than a full second but will be obvious.  The asteroid being faint ( 19.6 v magnitude ) is not visible.    The video was sent to NASA's Lucy website and will be used to update physical data of the asteroid for the spacecraft's use.

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