Station Map for the Occultation by (1251) Hedera at Friday 2008 December 19 (~ 21:58 UT)

V-Magnitude of target star TYC 1315-01390-1: 10.6 mag
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.0
The UCAC2 gives a “pseudo-R magnitude” of  10.5 mag

The max duration is expected to be 2.2 sec with a max drop of 3.5 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of 51 deg and at azimuth 126 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -61 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude E 05 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ±  1.34 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~ 29 %
Path limits: ~  27 %
1 sigma lines:  ~12 %
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


(1251) Hedera, 2008 Dec 19, Station Map