Occultation of Aldebaran 3/4/17

Click THIS LINK to see the occultation of Aldebaran by the moon that took place on March 4, 2017 around 11:12 pm. Video duration 0:28, runs as an infinite loop.

The video of the star's disappearance behind the moon was made with a Stellarvue 80mm f/6 achromatic refractor and a Canon T3i camera in video mode mounted on a fixed tripod. The .mov video file was edited and converted to an animated gif with VirtualDub.

Location: Quaker RIdge School, Weaver St., Scarsdale. Temperature: 16 F, wind chill 8 F.

Submitted by Larry Faltz