Occultation of Asteroid 334 Chicago

On the morning of 24 December, 2002 the asteroid (334) Chicago occulted a mag 8.4 star in the constellation of Gemini. The occultation path crossed the mid-Atlantic region and north central plains of the USA, western Canada, Alaska, and northeastern Russia. The path included Marstown Observatory. Several observers along the path observed and timed the event. Each observer produced a cord and the data was sent to the International Occultation Timing Association (IOTA). IOTA processed the observations and published an estimated profile for the asteroid, shown below. (Click on the image or here to see a full-sized view.)

[Chicago ellipse]
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Source: Andrew Lowe and IOTA

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