Station Map for the Occultation by (1240) Centenaria at Wednesday, 2008 December 10  (~03:19  UT)

Trans-Atlantic Event!
Path is crossing the U.S.A. and Mexico too.

Magnitude of target star 2UCAC 4463928: 13.0 mag

The max duration is expected to be 4.6 sec with a max drop of 1.2 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of  57 deg and at azimuth 275 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -45 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude W 02 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ±  0.68 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~ 54 %
Path limits: ~  43 %
1 sigma lines:  ~15 %
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:
http://asteroidoccultation.com/2008_12/1210_1240_19745.htm

Table of potential observing stations and cities with distance from center of predicted path (Derek C. Breit):
http://www.poyntsource.com/New/Google/20081210_19745_Sites.txt

Good luck with your observation,

Oliver Klös

IOTA-ES

(1240) Centenaria, 2008 Dec 10, Station Map