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2018 IOTA Occultation Campaigns

JOA 2018, Vol. 8, No. 3, Page 22

Author(s): David W. Dunham

Abstract: Occultation observers in North America are encouraged to use Occult Watcher and Occult 4to keep track of upcoming occultations that might occur in their region, but especially they should mark two dates on their calendar, the nights of Aug. 14/15 and Sept. 16/17, for two of the best occultations inthe continent during 2018. How did we select these dates? What is the 'best' occultation? We decided to have two campaigns, one for the most valuable occultation, and the other for the most observable, that might be observed by many with small portable systems that could even be transported by airplane. We have set up a special 'Campaigns' tab at IOTA's web site, with the direct link to it being