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The magnitude 10.3 asteroid (532) Herculina will occult the magnitude 6.9 star HD 108239 in the constellation Coma Berenices, at 12:27 UT, 27th June, 2010.
The 9.5 event is visible from Eastern Russia.

Position (2000): RA 12 26 03.2783, Dec +15 51 50.190

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The magnitude 8.8 asteroid 532 Herculina is at opposition on the 12th March, 2010, in the constellation Coma Berenices.
The asteroid is near to gamma Berenices.

Position(2000.0): RA 12 18 42.23, Dec + 26 0 00 54.

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The magnitude 8.9 asteroid (532) Herculina will occult the magnitude 6.0 star HD 108123 in the constellation Coma Berenices at 19:14 UT, 27th February, 2010.
The 23.6 second event is visible from Western Australia, Indonesia, SE Asia, China, Russia and Northern Europe.

Position (2000): RA 12 25 15.1091, Dec +23 55 34.327

532 Herculina is a very large asteroid, with a diameter of around 225 km.
It was discovered on April 20, 1904, by Max Wolf  in Heidelberg, and initially catalogued as 1904 NY.

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