Station Map for the Occultation by (29) Amphitrite at Wednesday, 2008 December 31 (~ 05:05 UT)

Magnitude of target star 2UCAC 31689676: 11.8 mag

The max duration is expected to be 15.3 sec with a max drop of 0.34 mag only.
The event will take place at an altitude of 46 deg and at azimuth 167 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -26 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude 0 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ±  0.25 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~ 96 %
Path limits: ~  50 %
1 sigma lines:  ~ 16 %
2 sigma lines: ~ 2 %

(Calculation according to Raymond Dusser, E.A.O.N. Circular #10)

PLEASE REMEMBER: Predictions are sometimes wrong. Please observe even with a small probability.
Let other observers know about you observing plans: Announce you station with OccultWatcher !

More information (coordinates, finder charts) at Steve Preston’s prediction:
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2008_12/1231_29_13442.htm

Table of potential observing stations and cities with distance from center of predicted path (Derek C. Breit):
http://www.poyntsource.com/New/Google/20081231_13442_Sites.txt

Good luck with your observation,

Oliver Klös

IOTA-ES

(29) Amphitrite, 2008 Dec 31, Station Map