Analysis of Observational Parameters in the Timing Accuracy of Lunar Occultations


Poro A.1, Nasrollahzadeh F.1, Mazoochi F.3, Rajaei E.9, Salmani O.5, Dashti Y.2, Hosseinvand A.5, Khodadadifard A.5, Mohandes A.3, Jamali F.4, Khodabakhshi J.3, HedayatJoo M.2, Sabouri K.4, Arvaneh F.Z.4, MohammadiZadeh F.2, Nastaran M.9, Amiri V.9, Tavangar Z.6, Haselpour A.7, Dehghani Ghanateghestani A.8, Kabiri A.7, Zarei Z.8, Tavangar A.6, Neychin Z.6, Dehghani R.10, Malekhoseini M.7
1The International Occultation Timing Association Middle East Section
2Bushehr Astronomy Society, Team 2, Bushehr, Iran
3Sepehr Astronomical Association, Kashan, Iran
4Aseman Tangestan Astronomical Society, Tangestan, Iran
5SabalanSky Astronomy Association, Team 2, Ardabil, Iran
6Aseman-e Pars Institute, Shiraz, Iran
7Pasargad Astronomical Society, SaadatShahr, Iran
8Apolo Astronomical Team of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
9Bushehr Astronomy Society, Team 1, Bushehr, Iran
10Abu Rayhan Astronomical Group, Mobarakeh, Iran

In this observation project named APTO, teams participating, observed the lunar occultations. A total of 9 stars were observed and 20 were reported. The Occult 4 software was used to predict these observations. And we designed SkyTiming 2 application for this project for android smartphones based on GPS. Also, ten of the observational parameters in the project report series were examined. This indicates that, in most cases, the expected results are obtained.

Keyword: Observation, Timing, Occultation, Moon

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