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|TAOS zipper-mode image of the occultation of HIP050525 (mv~8.46mag) by the asteroid (1723) Klemola (mv~15.7mag;D~31km)|
Image Credit: King et al.
|In order to monitor the sky at a rate of 5 Hz, a special “zipper mode operation” was developed for our CCD cameras. A test was carried out in June 2004 when an 8.5 mag. star was occulted by a 15.5 mag. asteroid (#1723, diameter 31 km). Two TAOS telescopes successfully detected this event with better than 0.25 second time resolution under remote control.|