Station Maps for the Occultation by (3687) Dzus at Sunday, 2008 December 14  (~ 23:33 UT)


V-Magnitude of target star TYC 0178-00184-1: 10.3 mag
Spectral type K0
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.1
The UCAC2 gives a „pseudo-R magnitude“ of  10.2 mag

The max duration is expected to be 2.4 sec with a max drop of 5.9 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of  37 deg and at azimuth 146 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -63 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude E 10 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ±  3.17 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~ 13 %
Path limits: ~  12 %
1 sigma lines:  ~7 %
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):

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


(3687) Dzus, 2008 Dec 14, Station Map EAST

(3687) Dzus, 2008 Dec 14, Station Map WEST