Station Map for the Occultation by (233) Asterope at Monday, 2009 March 30 (~ 04:14 UT)

Magnitude of target star 2UCAC 23893228: 13.3 mag

The max duration is expected to be 39.5 sec with a max drop of  0.6 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of 24 deg and at azimuth 190 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -16 deg. (At predicted centre line for latitude N 45 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ± 1.32 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~  29 %
Path limits: ~  28 %
1 sigma lines:  ~ 12 %
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_03/0330_233_20004.htm

Table of potential observing stations and cities with distance from center of predicted path (Derek C. Breit):
http://www.poyntsource.com/New/Google/20090330_20004_Sites.txt

Good luck with your observation!

Oliver Klös

IOTA-ES

(233) Asterope, 2009 Mar 30, Station Map

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