Comacina Results

On August 23, RECON sites from Northern California to Bishop successfully recorded an occultation by (489) Comacina.  Participants in Tulelake, Fall River Mills, Susanville, Greenville, Quincy, Portola, and Bishop all measured the occultation event.  The chord diagram below compiles RECON data and observations from other IOTA members to provide an estimate of the asteroid size and shape.  For more asteroid occultation results from North America, visit http://www.asteroidoccultation.com/observations/Results/.

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Chord profile for (489) Comacina recorded on August 23, 2013

Unfortunately, heavy smoke from the Rim Fire burning in Yosemite Park obscured the skies for observers in Reno, Carson City, Gardnerville, Yerington, and Hawthorne.  The image below shows a daytime shot from Carson City during this smoky time!

Daytime image of smoke in Carson City from Rim Fire in Yosemite

Daytime image of smoke in Carson City from Rim Fire in Yosemite

 

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