Station Map for the Occultation by (1157) Arabia at Wednesday, 2009 September 09 (~ 21:17 UT)

V-Magnitude of target star HIP 116660: 8.7 mag
Spectral Type: F8
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.5
The UCAC2 gives a „pseudo-R magnitude“ of  8.8  mag

The max duration is expected to be 2.7 sec with a max drop of  5.4 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of  34 deg and at azimuth 120 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -32 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude 0 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ± 1.33 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~  29 %
Path limits: ~  27 %
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_09/0909_1157_18745.htm

Table of potential observing stations and cities with distance from center of predicted path (Derek C. Breit):
http://www.poyntsource.com/New/Google/20090909_18745_Sites.txt

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

Good luck with your observation!

Oliver Klös

IOTA-ES

(1157) Arabia, 2009 Sep 09, Station Map

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