Station Maps for the Occultation by (844) Leontina at Wednesday, 2008 December 10  (~01:14  UT)

Trans-Atlantic Event!

Path is crossing Canada, the U.S.A. and Mexico too.

Magnitude of target star 2UCAC 44280930: 12.6 mag

The max duration is expected to be 4.8 sec with a max drop of 1.7 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of  69 deg and at azimuth 218 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -55 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude 0 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ±  1.43 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~ 27 %
Path limits: ~  26 %
1 sigma lines:  ~11 %
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:

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

Good luck with your observation,

Oliver Klös


(844) Leontina, 2008 Dec 10, Station Map EAST

(844) Leontina, 2008 Dec 10, Station Map WEST