Station Map for the Occultation by (5900) Jensen at Monday, 2008 December 15  (~ 16:50 UT)

V-Magnitude of target star TYC 0572-00382-1: 10.4 mag
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.8
The UCAC2 gives a “pseudo-R magnitude” of  10.0  mag

The max duration is expected to be 1.3 sec with a max drop of 6.8 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of  44 deg and at azimuth 184 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -13 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude E 10 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ±  3.12 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~ 13 %
Path limits: ~  13 %
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


(5900) Jensen, 2008 Dec 15, Station Map