**Station Map for the Occultation by (581) Tauntonia at Tuesday, 2010 January 05 (~ 04:02 UT)**

Magnitude of target star 2UCAC 40003984: 12.7 mag

UCAC instrumental „pseudo-R“ fit-model magnitude: 13.2 mag (data from UCAC3)

The max duration is expected to be 4.0 sec with a max drop of 1.4 mag.

The event will take place at an altitude of 38 deg and at azimuth 261 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -39 deg. (At predicted centre line for latitude N 49 deg 51 min)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of ± 0.85 path widths.

The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~ 44 %

Path limits: ~ 38 %

1 sigma lines: ~ 14 %

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/2010_01/0105_581_22869.htm

Table of potential observing stations and cities with distance from center of predicted path (Derek C. Breit):

http://www.poyntsource.com/New/Google/20100105_22869_Sites.txt

Map and Coordinates at the web page of E.A.O.N. :

http://astrosurf.com/eaon/Occultations%20January.htm

Good luck with your observation!

Oliver Klös

IOTA-ES