Station Map for the Occultation by (743) Eugenisis at Wednesday, 2008 December 31 (~ 19:06 UT)

V-Magnitude of target star TYC 5777-00050-1: 10.2 mag
Spectral type: G0
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.6
The UCAC2 gives a „pseudo-R magnitude“ of  10.2 mag

The max duration is expected to be 1.2 sec with a max drop of 5.5 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of 10 deg and at azimuth 245 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -27 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude 0 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ±  1.11 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~ 35 %
Path limits: ~  32 %
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):

Good luck with your observation and „clear skies“ for 2009!!

Oliver Klös


(743) Eugenisis, 2008 Dec 31, Station Map