Station Map for the Occultation by (943) Begonia at Monday, 2008 December 15  (~ 20:18 UT)

V-Magnitude of target star TYC 5266-00737-1: 11.9 mag
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.5
The UCAC2 gives a „pseudo-R magnitude“ of  11.5 mag

The max duration is expected to be 4.8 sec with a max drop of 9.6 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of  19 deg and at azimuth 209 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -39 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude 0 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ±  0.97 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~ 39 %
Path limits: ~  35 %
1 sigma lines:  ~14 %
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


(943) Begonia, 2008 dec 15, Station Map