Steve Preston of IOTA has a list of the best occultation events for 2013. These events are chosen for bright stars and ground-tracks with small errors. In other words, these are the easiest events and worth special scrutiny for larger campaigns. However, these are not filtered by area and cover the entire globe. Of these events there is only one that is relevant to the RECON network and it happens before we’ll have all of the telescopes and cameras in everybody’s hands. However, there are some of you that will be able to look at this, either visually or with any cameras I can get out quickly enough.
The event is at 2013 Feb 11 06:48 UT. The actual time will differ by a minute or two depending on your location. This event is on Sunday night, Feb. 10 at 22:48 (10:48 pm). You can see more details about this event at Steve’s website. According to the prediction, our two most northern sites will likely be out of the shadow track but everyone else will be in the track. If this event were just a couple of months later we would make this one of our official campaigns. Unfortunately, the timing isn’t right but I wanted to make sure everyone knew of the opportunity in case they want to do something. I will be happy to provide support and answer questions for anyone that needs help.