Station Map for the Occultation by (1963) Bezovec at Sunday, 2009 February 15 (~ 20:52 UT)

V-Magnitude of target star HIP 66890: 8.4 mag
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.4
Spectral Type F5
The UCAC2 gives a „pseudo-R magnitude“ of  8.6 mag

The max duration is expected to be 3.9 sec with a max drop of  6.0 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of 19 deg and at azimuth 68 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -36 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude E 9 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ± 1.04 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~  37 %
Path limits: ~  33 %
1 sigma lines:  ~ 13 %
2 sigma lines: ~ 1 %

(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/2009_02/0215_1963_20036.htm

Table of potential observing stations and cities with distance from center of predicted path (Derek C. Breit):
http://www.poyntsource.com/New/Google/20090215_20036_Sites.txt

Map and Coordinates at the web page of  E.A.O.N.:
http://astrosurf.com/eaon/Occultations%20February.htm

Good luck with your observation!

Oliver Klös

IOTA-ES

(1963) Bezovec, 2009 Feb 15, Station Map

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