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Extra Information From Alex Pratt,  January 2021

Observing Occultations – useful links

Occultation predictions

Occult – Dave Herald http://www.lunar-occultations.com/iota/occult4.htm

Occult Watcher – Hristo Pavlov http://www.occultwatcher.net

BAA Handbook – lunar occultations and grazing occultations

Recording software

Virtualdub http://virtualdub.org/

OccuRec - Hristo Pavlov http://www.hristopavlov.net/OccuRec/OccuRec.html

FireCapture – Torsten Edelmann http://www.firecapture.de/

SharpCap – Robin Glover https://www.sharpcap.co.uk/

Time synchronisation software

Dimension 4 http://thinkman.com/dimension4/

Meinberg NTP https://www.meinbergglobal.com/english/sw/ntp.htm#ntp_stable

Analysis software

Tangra – Hristo Pavlov http://www.hristopavlov.net/Tangra/Tangra.html

Useful resources

Euraster asteroid observations database – Eric Frappa http://www.euraster.net/results/

Journal for Occultation Astronomy – https://iota-es.de/joafree.html

Project Lucky Star – Observatoire de Paris http://lesia.obspm.fr/lucky-star/

BAA – Occultations by asteroids https://britastro.org/asteroids/Occultations.htm

Alex Pratt BAA Member’s page https://britastro.org/observations/user.php?user=41

Tim Haymes BAA Member’s page https://britastro.org/observations/user.php?user=1288

Tim Haymes website - http://www.stargazer.me.uk/

Tim Haymes - Observing asteroid occultations with digital cameras - https://britastro.org/node/16423

UK Occultations discussion group - https://groups.io/g/UKoccultations

(All the above links are to free software or website material that is publicly available)

Alex R Pratt Jan 21 2021

Links to extra information and software from Alex Pratt following his talk on  

Wednesday 20th January 2021:


“Observing Occultations”