Station Map for the Occultation by (1144) Oda at Monday, 2008 December 15  (~ 22:46 UT)

V-Magnitude of target star TYC 0720-00214-1: 10.3 mag
Spectral type G0
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.6
The UCAC2 gives a „pseudo-R magnitude“ of  10.1 mag

The max duration is expected to be 4.0 sec with a max drop of 4.9 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of 53 deg and at azimuth 150 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -67 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude E 05 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ±  1.14 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~ 34 %
Path limits: ~  31 %
1 sigma lines:  ~13 %
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


(1144) Oda, 2008 Dec 15, Station Map