Occultation of SAO 163583 by Uranus

Information about SAO 163583

Finder Charts for Uranus and SAO 163583

Predictions for Specific Locations

Graphical predictions have been prepared for several observatories:
Mount Hopkins Oservatory AZ[Uranus] [Epsilon Ring]
Kitt Peak Observatory AZ[Uranus] [Epsilon Ring]
Lowell Observatory AZ[Uranus] [Epsilon Ring]
McDonald Observatory TX[Uranus] [Epsilon Ring]
Palomar Observatory CA[Uranus] [Epsilon Ring]

Predictions have been tabulated for several lists of observers:
Various cities [Uranus] [Epsilon Ring] [both]
IOTA Observers [Uranus] [Epsilon Ring]
E-mail Doug Mink to add your observatory to this list.


I believe that this event was originally predicted by Gordon Taylor in the 1970's. It was later published in the 1987 paper, Occultations of SAO Stars and IRAS Point Sources by Planets: 1988-1999, by Douglas J. Mink, presented as a poster talk at the 1987 meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society in Pasadena, California. The abstract is in the Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society volume 19, page 1150 (1987). This event can be found in the table of Occultations of SAO Stars by Uranus at this Web site.

In the photographic plate search for Uranus occultation candidate stars conducted by Arnold Klemola of Lick Observatory and Doug Mink, published in 1991 in The Astronomical Journal, Volume 102, pages 389-394, this star stood out. The abstract and table of Uranus occultations from that paper are online.

To see the importance of this event in perspective, check out 100 Years of Occultations: A Statistical View by Douglas J. Mink, presented at the 1995 meeting of the Division on Dynamical Astronomy of the American Astronomical Society in Yosemite National Park, in April 1995. For that presentation, occultations of PPM stars by Uranus from 1950 to 2050 were tabulated and plotted.

David Dunham's Description of this Event

Last update 8 April 1996 by Doug Mink

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