Aug 21, 2006 UT: No result from occultation by (144) Vibilia

Michael Richmond
Aug 21, 2006

Just before dawn on August 21, 2006, the asteroid (144) Vibilia was predicted to occult the star TYC 1310-01942-1.

The weather forecast was for clouds, but I decided to set things up anyway that evening, go to sleep, then wake up around 4:00 AM and check the skies. The event would take place around 4:42 AM local time.

Well, the skies did clear, as it turned out, and I went out to the Observatory. I focused the telescope, had all the video equipment working, but failed to find the proper target star.

You can read a short message describing my disappointing experience at


Last modified 8/21/2006 by MWR