Station Map for the Occultation by (361) Bononia at Saturday, 2008 December 06  (~ 02:16 UT)

Trans-Atlantic Event!   Path is crossing Canada too.

V-Magnitude of target star TYC 1789-00112-1: 10.4 mag
Spectral Type: A2
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.3
The UCAC2 gives a „pseudo-R magnitude“ of  10.5 mag

The max duration is expected to be 14.6 sec with a max drop of 2.8  mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of  27 deg and at azimuth 280 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -39 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude E 15 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ±  0.33 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~ 87 %
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:

Table of potential observing stations and cities with distance from center of predicted path (Derek C. Breit):

Map and Coordinates at the web page of  E.A.O.N. (not updated with Steve Preston’s latest data):

Good luck with your observation,

Oliver Klös


Station Map (361) Bononia, 2008 Dec 06