Station Maps for the Occultation by (447) Valetine at Thursday, 2008 November 06  (~ 04:40 UT)

NORTH and SOUTH

TWO occultations by (447) Valentine in one night!
This is the second event.
The other event will be ~ 3.5 hours earlier and will be across Spain and Portugal.

Magnitude of target star 2UCAC 40155990:  12.6 mag

The max duration is expected to be 19.6 sec with a max drop of 1.5 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of  54 deg and at azimuth 243 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -15 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude E 10 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ±  0.51 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/2008_11/1106_447_19543.htm

Table of potential observing stations and cities with distance from center of predicted path (Derek C. Breit):
http://www.poyntsource.com/New/Google/20081106_19543_Sites.txt

Good luck with your observation,

Oliver Klös

IOTA-ES

Station Map NORTH (447) Valentine, 2008 Nov 06  2. Event Station Map SOUTH (447) Valentine, 2008 Nov 06  2. Event