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.
Let other observers know about you observing plans: Announce you station with OccultWatcher !

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,

Oliver Klös


Station Map (447) Valentine, 2008 Nov 06, 1. Event