Station Map for the Occultation by (508) Princetonia at Wednesday, 2009 January 21 (~ 01:19 UT)

V-Magnitude of target star TYC 1979-01038-1: 10.4 mag
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.4
The UCAC2 gives a “pseudo-R magnitude” of  10.3 mag

The max duration is expected to be 13.3 sec with a max drop of 2.9 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of  71 deg and at azimuth 138 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of – 60 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude E 05 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ± 0.28  path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~  92 %
Path limits: ~  50 %
1 sigma lines:  ~ 16 %
2 sigma lines: ~ 2 %

(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 data) :

Good luck with your observation!

Oliver Klös


(508) Princetonia, 2009 Jan 21, Station Map

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