Station Map for the Occultation by (1672) Gezelle at Monday, 2008 November 03 (~ 04:24 UT)
Path is crossing Canada, the U.S.A. and Mexico too.
Please coordinate stations with OccultWatcher !
PATH SHIFT – UPDATE AT NOV 01 !
Steve has calculated a new update for us! The predicted path has shifted ~ 10 km to the North (perpendicular to the path) compared to the prediction from Oct 1, which was used for the map below.
V-Magnitude of target star TYC 1225-01472-1: 10.7 mag
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.8
The UCAC2 gives a „pseudo-R magnitude“ of 10.7 mag
The max duration is expected to be 4.1 sec with a max drop of 3.4 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of 23 deg and at azimuth 269 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -18 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude E 10 deg)
There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of ± 1.70 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:
Centre line: ~ 23 %
Path limits: ~ 22 %
1 sigma lines: ~ 10 %
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.
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):
Coordinates and maps at the webpage of E.A.O.N
(NOT updated with Steve Preston’s data):
Good luck with your observation,