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Highlights of Asteroid Occultations in Europe

Oliver Klös, IOTA/ES        Last update: 2019 June 15

Predictions calculated by Steve Preston, IOTA

http://asteroidoccultation.com

Upcoming Occultations:

The events are marked by the following colour-codes:

Target star brighter than 9 mag

Prediction with high probability to make a positive observation

Preliminary prediction with MIRIADE data (IMCCE) for asteroid’s moon by O. Klös

 

Day       UT        Asteroid            MaxDur             Star                  Vmag
                                                     sec

June 2019

23   01:09   (130) Elektra    19.8    TYC 5239-01435-1   11.0

Last update: 2019 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_06/0623_130_60472.htm
23   01:10   S2003-130-1    1.6    TYC 5239-01435-1   11.0

Last update: 2019 May 04

Path Coordinates Occultation of TYC 5239-01435-1 by 130 S2003-130-1 #1 on 2019 Jun 23

28   23:38   (130) Elektra    23.2    UCAC4-423-140215   12.4

Last update: 2019 Apr 30
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_06/0628_130_60528.htm
28   23:38   S2003-130-1     1.8    UCAC4-423-140215   12.4

Last update: 2019 May 04

Path Coordinates Occultation of UCAC4 423-140215 by 130 S2003-130-1 #1 on 2019 Jun 28

July 2019

01   20:24   (517) Edith    6.5    UCAC4-333-131888    11.8

Last update: 2019 May 08
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_07/0701_517_60562.htm
17   00:06   (1334) Lundmarka    5.3    TYC 5829-00931-1   9.4

Last update: 2019 May 28
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_07/0717_1334_62808.htm
18    21:07   (1306) Scythia    5.6    UCAC4-415-138648   12.1

Last update: 2019 Jan 17
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_07/0718_1306_60764.htm
20   01:38   (18) Melpomene     15.3     TYC 5681-01301-1      8.5

Last update: 2019 May 28
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_07/0720_18_60780.htm
21    23:37   (500) Selinur    4.6    UCAC4-327-150555   11.9

Last update: 2019 Jan 17
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_07/0721_500_60794.htm
23    22:52   (678) Fredegundis    2.1    TYC 1205-00748-1   11.4

Last update: 2019 Mar 31
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_07/0723_678_63640.htm
26    00:13   (489) Comacina    10.3    TYC 5157-01423-1   11.0

Last update: 2019 May 28
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_07/0726_489_60842.htm
29    19:13   (234) Barbara   4.0    UCAC4-447-059428   11.1

Last update: 2019 Jun 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_07/0729_234_60886.htm

August 2019

02    02:44   (866) Fatme    10.8     UCAC4-368-191072   12.0

Last update: 2019 Jan 17
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_08/0802_866_60916.htm
14    22:35   (163)  Erigone    6.5     UCAC4-368-180084  11.3

Last update: 2019 Jan 17
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_08/0814_163_61044.htm
Detailed path maps, star charts and potential observing sites for these events can be found at Derek C. Breit’s web page:

http://www.poyntsource.com/New/Global.htm

 

Preliminary Predictions:

Target star brighter than 9 mag

Day       UT        Asteroid            MaxDur            Star              Vmag
                                                     sec

September 2019

02   01:05   (3128) Obruchev   2.0    HIP 117056       8.4
Last update: 2018 Jun 04
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_09/0902_3128_62676.htm

October 2019

10  22:19   (578) Happelia    9.0     HIP 17043       7.3
Last update: 2018 May 17
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_10/1010_578_61726.htm
15  22:31  (1013) Tombecka      2.6      HIP 2735        8.6
Last update: 2018 Jun 04
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_10/1015_1013_62872.htm
16  02:01  (2474) Ruby      2.1     HIP 510        8.4
Last update: 2018 Jun 04
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_10/1016_2474_62686.htm
16  19:18  (1875) Neruda      2.3     HIP 115476        5.7
Last update: 2018 Jun 04
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_10/1016_1875_62630.htm
24  00:35  (1612) Hirose      2.3     TYC 2892-00803-1       7.9
Last update: 2018 Jun 04
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_10/1024_1612_62688.htm

November 2019

08  03:39   (979) Ilsewa    7.7    UCAC5 525-034938       9.0
Last update: 2018 May 17
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_11/1108_979_61992.htm
13   23:04   (1153) Wallenbergia    4.5    HIP 33212       6.7
Last update: 2018 Jun 04
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_11/1113_1153_62690.htm
23   02:02  (1027) Aesculapia    5.7    HIP 31850       6.3
Last update: 2018 Jun 04
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_11/1123_1027_62634.htm

December 2019

19   18:56  (3126) Nostalgia    2.5    TYC 0756-00417-1       9.0
Last update: 2018 Jun 04
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_12/1219_3162_62938.htm
27   03:57   (650) Amalasuntha    2.1    TYC 1322-00522-1       8.8
Last update: 2018 Jun 04
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_12/1227_650_62946.htm
28   17:31  (387) Aquitania    6.0    TYC 0176-01063-1       8.7
Last update: 2018 Jun 16
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_12/1228_387_62526.htm
28   23:45  (1669) Dagmar    3.4    TYC 1894-02252-1     8.9
Last update: 2018 May 17
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_12/1228_1669_62528.htm

January 2020

14   15:50  (127)  Dagmar    12.5   TYC 2434-01221-1     8.3
Last update: 2019 Apr 17
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2020_01/0114_127_63898.htm
16   03:13   (407) Arachne   7.7   TYC 13272-01714-1     9.0
Last update: 2019 Apr 25
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2020_01/0116_407_63932.htm
24   17:44   (2904) Millman    3.7     HIP 24258     8.5
Last update: 2019 Apr 24
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2020_01/0124_2904_67008.htm

February 2020

09   01:26   (725) Amanda    1.8      HIP 49622     8.9
Last update: 2019 Apr 24
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2020_02/0209_725_67100.htm
11   22:01   (4) Vesta    28.0      HIP 14439     5.3
Last update: 2019 Apr 25
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2020_02/0211_4_64136.htm
29   03:35   (628) Christine    2.5      HIP 82815     8.9
Last update: 2019 Apr 24
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2020_02/0229_628_67128.htm

March 2020

05   02:09   (1568) Aisleen    1.0      HIP 47262     7.6
Last update: 2019 Apr 24
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2020_03/0305_1568_67012.htm
17   23:44   (133) Cyrene    3.2      TYC 1824-00174-1     7.7
Last update: 2019 Apr 24
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2020_03/0317_133_67016.htm

May 2020

15   23:24   (468) Lina    5.4      HIP 81893     7.5
Last update: 2019 Apr 18
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2020_05/0515_468_64952.htm

August 2020

26   19:33   (2651) Karen    2.0      HIP 79851     8.4
Last update: 2019 Apr 24
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2020_08/0826_2651_67036.htm

October 2020

04   02:15   (406) Erna    11.3      HIP 15181     8.1
Last update: 2019 Apr 18
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2020_10/1004_406_66182.htm
12   00:15   (245) Vera    4.8      TYC 1900-00992-1     8.6
Last update: 2019 Apr 25
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2020_10/1012_245_66260.htm
18   22:15   (800) Kressmannia   1.8   TYC 1787-00717-1    9.1
Last update: 2019 Apr 24
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2020_10/1018_800_67300.htm
24   20:27   (1171) Rusthawelia   8.1   HIP 5315     6.2
Last update: 2019 Apr 25
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2020_10/1024_1171_66368.htm

November 2020

10   21:16   (683) Lanzia   9.4    TYC 1729-01829-1     9.0
Last update: 2019 Apr 18
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2020_11/1110_683_66546.htm
24   19:32   (283) Emma   11.7    TYC 2392-01288-1     8.6
Last update: 2019 Apr 18
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2020_11/1124_283_66650.htm
24   19:32   S2003-283-1   0.9    TYC 2392-01288-1     8.6
Path: Central Europe
Last update: 2019 May 22 (MIRIADE, IMCCE, O. Klös)

December 2020

23   23:15   (130) Elektra   13.6    TYC 4801-04107-1     8.3
Last update: 2019 Apr 25
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2020_12/1223_130_66888.htm
23   23:17   S2003-130-1    1.1    TYC 4801-04107-1     8.3
Path: Spain, Portugal
Last update: 2019 May 22 (MIRIADE, IMCCE, O. Klös)
29   05:01   (495) Eulalia   3.8    TYC 1323-02050-1     8.3
Last update: 2019 Apr 18
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2020_12/1229_495_66960.htm
31   03:24   (2376) Martynoy   2.5   UCAC4 438-56847     9.1
Last update: 2019 Apr 24
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2020_12/1231_2376_67362.htm
Detailed path maps, star charts and potential observing sites for these events can be found at Derek C. Breit’s web page:

http://www.poyntsource.com/New/Future.htm

Station Map for the Occultation by (105) Artemis at Thursday, 2009 January 15 (~ 21:34 UT)

V-Magnitude of target star TYC 5369-01307-1: 10.7 mag
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.4
The UCAC2 gives a „pseudo-R magnitude“ of  10.8 mag

The max duration is expected to be 8.9 sec with a max drop of 2.2 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of  34 deg and at azimuth 156 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of – 51 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude 0 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ± 0.31  path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~  90 %
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/2009_01/0115_105_17170.htm

Table of potential observing stations and cities with distance from center of predicted path (Derek C. Breit):
http://www.poyntsource.com/New/Google/20090115_17170_Sites.txt

Map and Coordinates at the web page of  E.A.O.N. (not updated with Steve Preston’s data) :
http://astrosurf.com/eaon/Occultations%20January.htm

Good luck with your observation!

Oliver Klös

IOTA-ES

(105) Artemis, 2009 Jan 15, Station Map

Station Maps for the Occultation by (639) Latona at Thursday, 2009 January 15 (~ 21:08 UT)

EAST and WEST

V-Magnitude of target star TYC 1864-00746-1: 10.4 mag
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.3
The UCAC2 gives a „pseudo-R magnitude“ of  10.3 mag

The max duration is expected to be 6.3 sec with a max drop of 2.6 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of  64 deg and at azimuth 162 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of – 51 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude E 10 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ±  0.50 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~  68 %
Path limits: ~  48 %
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/2009_01/0115_639_17169.htm

Table of potential observing stations and cities with distance from center of predicted path (Derek C. Breit):
http://www.poyntsource.com/New/Google/20090115_17169_Sites.txt

Map and Coordinates at the web page of  E.A.O.N. (not updated with Steve Preston’s data) :
http://astrosurf.com/eaon/Occultations%20January.htm

Good luck with your observation!

Oliver Klös

IOTA-ES

(639) Latona, 2009 Jan 15, Station Map WEST(639) Latona, 2009 Jan 15, Station Map EAST

Station Map for the Occultation by (4711) Kathy at Thursday, 2009 January 15 (~ 18:30 UT)

V-Magnitude of target star TYC 0042-01409-1: 9.1 mag
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 1.1
Spectral type K0
The UCAC2 gives a „pseudo-R magnitude“ of  8.9 mag

The max duration is expected to be 0.7 sec with a max drop of 6.9 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of  41 deg and at azimuth 177 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of – 20 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude 0 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ±  3.86 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~  10 %
Path limits: ~  10 %
1 sigma lines:  ~ 6 %
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_01/0115_4711_18999.htm

Table of potential observing stations and cities with distance from center of predicted path (Derek C. Breit):
http://www.poyntsource.com/New/Google/20090115_18999_Sites.txt

Good luck with your observation!

Oliver Klös

IOTA-ES

(4711) Kathy, 2009 Jan 15, Station Map

Station Map for the Occultation by (307) Nike at Wednesday, 2009 January 14 (~ 20.42 UT)

V-Magnitude of target star HIP 6630: 8.6 mag
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.5
Spectral type F8
The UCAC2 gives a „pseudo-R magnitude“ of 8.7 mag

The max duration is expected to be 2.7 sec with a max drop of 6.5 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of 36 deg and at azimuth 239 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -42 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude 0 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ±  0.53 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~ 66 %
Path limits: ~  47 %
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/2009_01/0114_307_18589.htm

Table of potential observing stations and cities with distance from center of predicted path (Derek C. Breit):
http://www.poyntsource.com/New/Google/20090114_18589_Sites.txt

Map and Coordinates at the web page of  E.A.O.N. (not updated with Steve Preston’s data) :
http://astrosurf.com/eaon/Occultations%20January.htm

Good luck with your observation!

Oliver Klös

IOTA-ES

(307) Nike, 2009 Jan 14, Station Map

Station Map for the Occultation by (145) Adeona at Tuesday, 2009 January 13 (~ 22:14 UT)

V-Magnitude of target star TYC 1815-00526-1: 12.3 mag
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.2
The UCAC2 gives a „pseudo-R magnitude“ of 12.0 mag

Please notice:
The combined light of the asteroid and the star will drop by 0.6 mag to 11.9 mag (the magnitude of the asteroid) during an occultation.

The max duration is expected to be 35.0 sec with a max drop of 0.6 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of 43 deg and at azimuth 256 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -61 deg. (At predicted centre line for latitude N 50 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ±  0.23 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~  97 %
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/2009_01/0113_145_17165.htm

Table of potential observing stations and cities with distance from center of predicted path (Derek C. Breit):
http://www.poyntsource.com/New/Google/20090113_17165_Sites.txt

Map and Coordinates at the web page of  E.A.O.N. (not updated with Steve Preston’s data):
http://astrosurf.com/eaon/Occultations%20January.htm

Good luck with your observation!

Oliver Klös

IOTA-ES

(145) Adeona, 2009 Jan 13, Station  Map

Station Map for the Occultation by (2880) Nihondaira at Monday, 2009 January 12 (~ 03:20 UT)

V-Magnitude of target star HIP 43670: 8.5 mag
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.7
Spectral type K0
The UCAC2 gives a „pseudo-R magnitude“ of 8.6 mag

The max duration is expected to be 1.5 sec with a max drop of 7.7 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of 49 deg and at azimuth 252 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -32 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude E 15 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ±  4.23 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~  9 %
Path limits: ~  9 %
1 sigma lines:  ~ 5 %
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_01/0112_2880_20026.htm

Table of potential observing stations and cities with distance from center of predicted path (Derek C. Breit):
http://www.poyntsource.com/New/Google/20090112_20026_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

(2880) Nihondaira, 2009 Jan 12, Station Map

Station Maps for the Occultation by (704) Interamnia at Sunday, 2009 January 11 (~ 03:34 UT)

NORTH and SOUTH

Magnitude of target star 2UCAC 27665145: 12.9 mag

Please notice:
In the case of an occultation, the combined light of the asteroid and the star will drop by 0.3 mag to 11.8 mag (the magnitude of the asteroid).

The max duration is expected to be 37.9 sec with a max drop of 0.34 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of 28 deg and at azimuth 182 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -40 deg. (At predicted centre line for latitude N 50 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ±  0.18 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~  100 %
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/2009_01/0111_704_19797.htm

Table of potential observing stations and cities with distance from center of predicted path (Derek C. Breit):
http://www.poyntsource.com/New/Google/20090111_19797_Sites.txt

Good luck with your observation!

Oliver Klös

IOTA-ES

(704) Interamnia, 2009 Jan 11, Station Map NORTH(704) Interamnia, 2009 Jan 11, Station Map SOUTH

Station Map for the Occultation by (626) Notburga at Saturday, 2009 January 10 (~ 18:09 UT)

V-Magnitude of target star HIP 109369: 7.0 mag
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 1.0
Spectral type G5

The max duration is expected to be 2.4 sec with a max drop of 6.6 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of 16 deg and at azimuth 229 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -16 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude W 03 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ±  0.17 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~  100 %
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/2009_01/0110_626_20025.htm

Table of potential observing stations and cities with distance from center of predicted path (Derek C. Breit):
http://www.poyntsource.com/New/Google/20090110_20025_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

(626) Notburga, 2009 Jan 10, Station Map

Station Map for the Occultation by (1095) Tulipa at Thursday, 2009 January 08 (~ 18:31 UT)

V-Magnitude of target star TYC 0762-02759-1: 9.7 mag
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 1.4
The UCAC2 gives a „pseudo-R magnitude“ of 9.4 mag

The max duration is expected to be 2.4 sec with a max drop of 5.0 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of 15 deg and at azimuth 92 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -22 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude E 05 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ±  1.30 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~  30 %
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_01/0108_1095_18733.htm

Table of potential observing stations and cities with distance from center of predicted path (Derek C. Breit):
http://www.poyntsource.com/New/Google/20090108_18733_Sites.txt

Good luck with your observation!

Oliver Klös

IOTA-ES

(1095) Tulipa, 2009 Jan 08, Station Map