Station Map for the Occultation by (447) Valetine at Thursday, 2008 November 06 (~ 01:14 UT)
TWO occultations by (447) Valentine in one night!
This is the first event.
The other event will be ~ 3.5 hours later and will be across Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and U.K.
Magnitude of target star 2UCAC 40156004: 12.7 mag
The max duration is expected to be 19.9 sec with a max drop of 1.4 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of 60 deg and at azimuth 108 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -63 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude W 04 deg)
There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of ± 0.47 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:
Centre line: ~ 78 %
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.
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More information (coordinates, finder charts) at Steve Preston’s prediction:
Table of potential observing stations and cities with distance from center of predicted path (Derek C. Breit):
Good luck with your observation,