Station Map for the Occultation by (1596) Itzigsohn at Tuesday, 2008 December 23 (~ 20:11 UT)

V-Magnitude of target star HIP 23642: 9.3 mag
Spectral type F5
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.4
The UCAC2 gives a “pseudo-R magnitude” of  9.2 mag

The max duration is expected to be 4.6 sec with a max drop of 4.7 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of 45 deg and at azimuth 129 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -41 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude E 05 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ±  0.61 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~ 58 %
Path limits: ~  45 %
1 sigma lines:  ~15 %
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


(1596) Itzigsohn, 2008 Dec 23, Station Map