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Jurg Bolli
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posted 02-15-2019 10:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did not know about this till today, unfortunately I am too far north, and the weather is not looking too good on Monday:
Can a 7-kilometer-wide asteroid make Sirius disappear? You bet it can. That just might happen on Monday night, February 18th. That evening around 10:30 p.m. MST (5:30 UT February 19th), there's a good probability that the 17th-magnitude 4388 J├╝rgenstock will occult the sky's brightest star for up to 1.8 seconds.

SpaceAholic
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posted 02-16-2019 07:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Plus it seams that the forecast occultation track has now shifted much further to the east.

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