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Asteroid and Cometary Occultations

  • David W. Dunham
Conference paper


Occultations of stars by minor planets and comets can be used to determine the diameter of the occulting body. With photoelectric equipment, it might also be possible to measure the diameter of the occulted star or to resolve close binary systems at the same time.


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  3. Dunham, D., Dunham, J., Anderson, P, P.: “Asteroidal and Cometary Occultations”, Proc. Astr. League 40th Ann. Mtg, Baltimore, 1986Google Scholar
  4. Note: The results of the Pallas 1983 May occultation of 1 Vulpeculae have been submitted for publication in Astron. J.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David W. Dunham
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  1. 1.Silver SpringUSA

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