Occultation of the Bright Star Regulus by Venus

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Science  18 Sep 1959:
Vol. 130, Issue 3377, pp. 707-708
DOI: 10.1126/science.130.3377.707


This occultation was observed and timed visually early in the afternoon of 7 July, in Madrid, Spain. The duration of the occultation was 11 minutes, 4.4 seconds, and mid-occultation occurred at 14 hours, 25 minutes, 9 seconds U.T. Over 600 individual photographs, which define the relative positions of Venus and Regulus, were obtained.

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