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Highlights of Asteroid Occultations in Europe

Oliver Klös, IOTA/ES        Last update: 2019 February 17

Predictions calculated by Steve Preston, IOTA

http://asteroidoccultation.com

Upcoming Occultations:

Target star brighter than 9 mag

Prediction with high probability to make a positive observation

Preliminary prediction for asteroid’s moon by O. Klös

NEW! Predictions are using data from „Gaia DR2“ if available!

Day       UT        Asteroid            MaxDur             Star                  Vmag
                                                     sec

February 2019

21   18:36   (2025) Nortia    3.6     TYC 1396-00766-1       8.4

Last update: 2019 Feb 15
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_02/0221_2025_59378.htm
22  20:29   (726) Joella    3.3    UCAC4-512-008209      9.9
Last update: 2019 Feb 15
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_02/0222_726_59386.htm
26  20:03   (433) Eros    2.2    UCAC4-488-22481      11.7
Last update: 2019 Feb 15
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_02/0226_433_63318.htm
27  02:15   (388) Charybdis    8.6    UCAC4-515-051874      12.4
Last update: 2019 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_02/0227_388_59402.htm

March 2019

05  20:19   (404) Arsinoe    6.8   UCAC4-569-012865      12.4
Last update: 2018 Dec 08
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_03/0305_404_59454.htm
05  23:27   (433) Eros    2.1     TYC 155-379-1      10.8
Last update: 2019 Feb 15
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_03/0305_433_63330.htm
07  04:52   (108) Hecuba    5.9     TYC 0841-00363-1    11.1
Last update: 2019 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_03/0307_108_59468.htm
07  19:36   (349) Dembowska    10.9    UCAC4-540-051207     11.5
Last update: 2019 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_03/0307_349_59476.htm
08  03:42   (788) Hohensteina    16.8    UCAC4-417-058828     10.6
Last update: 2018 Dec 08
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_03/0308_788_59478.htm
09  21:07   (241) Germania    10.9    TYC 1294-01132-1     11.7
Last update: 2018 Feb 15
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_03/0309_241_59498.htm
14  22:12   (757) Portlanida  1.5    UCAC4 608-17428     10.4
Last update: 2019 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_03/0314_757_63348.htm
16  19:58   (664) Judith   6.1    TYC 1299-00032-1    10.5
Last update: 2019 Feb 15
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_03/0316_664_59558.htm
18  00:21   (451) Patientia   18.8    UCAC4-576-048619    11.8
Last update: 2019 Jan 31
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_03/0318_451_59564.htm
21  20:11   (100) Hekate   5.9    UCAC4-493-058200    12.2
Last update: 2018 Dec 08
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_03/0321_100_59608.htm
23  21:23   (1004) Belopolskya   4.0    UCAC4-555-0172482    11.4
Last update: 2019 Feb 15
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_03/0323_1004_59626.htm
28  20:27   (663) Gerlinde   7.0    TYC 0155-02781-1    10.5
Last update: 2019 Feb 15
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_03/0328_663_59664.htm
30  20:55   (584) Semiramis   1.8   UCAC4-565-14689    11.0
Last update: 2018 Feb 01
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_03/0330_584_63364.htm
30  21:18   (241) Germania   7.2   UCAC4-562-016795    12.5
Last update: 2019 Feb 15
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_03/0330_241_59678.htm
31  21:44   (259) Aletheia   16.7   UCAC4-475-051755    11.1
Last update: 2019 Jan 31
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_03/0331_259_59692.htm

April 2019

01  20:21   (80) Sappho    2.9     TYC 1299-01931-1    9.9
Last update: 2019 Feb 15
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_04/0401_80_59702.htm
01  22:35   (50) Virginia   6.2   UCAC4-468-046040    12.5
Last update: 2019 Feb 14
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_04/0401_50_59706.htm
03   03:37   (451) Patientia     23.1   UCAC4-579-046259    12.0
Last update: 2019 Feb 14
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_04/0403_451_59722.htm
04   20:02   (100) Hekate    6.8     UCAC4-498-058513    11.2
Last update: 2019 Feb 14
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_04/0404_100_59736.htm
08   00:47   (18) Melpomene    9.4     UCAC4-391-099399    12.3
Last update: 2018 Dec 19
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_04/0408_18_59760.htm
14   20:22   (241) Germania    6.0     UCAC4-562-019735    11.5
Last update: 2019 Feb 15
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_04/0414_241_59826.htm
15   21:30   (40) Harmonia    3.7     UCAC4-574-022121    12.3
Last update: 2019 Feb 15
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_04/0415_40_59834.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

May 2019

01   22:28   (826) Henrika     2.7     UCAC4 377-65782       8.8
Last update: 2019 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_05/0501_826_62774.htm
26   23:58   (826) Henrika     5.3     HIP 66216       7.0
Last update: 2019 Jan 13
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_05/0526_826_62666.htm

July 2019

20   01:38   (18) Melpomene     15.3     TYC 5681-01301-1      8.5
Last update: 2019 Jan 17
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2019_07/0720_18_60780.htm

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
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