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Aldebaran occultation March 1998


Aldebaran is the brightest star that the moon occults. Aldebaran is shown about to be occulted on March 4, 1998. (Aldebaran is the bright dot to the upper left of the moon.) This occultation is almost a mirror image of the September 1998 occultation, shown below.

Astro-Physics 155mm (6.1 inch) refractor at f7.1. One 1/30th second exposure on Kodak Royal Gold 100 color negative film with full moon overlay. Photographed from northern New Jersey 1998-03-04 around 7:38 p.m. EST. 1998


Aldebaran occultation September 1998


Aldebaran is shown reappearing from behind the Moon during the occultation of September 12, 1998. (Aldebaran is the bright dot to the upper right of the Moon.) This occultation is almost a mirror image of the March 1998 occultation, shown above.

Astro-Physics 155mm (6.1 inch) refractor at f14. One 1/15th second exposure on Kodak Royal Gold 100 color negative film with full Moon overlay. Photographed from northern New Jersey 1998-09-12 around 3:48 a.m. EDT. 1998

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