Station Maps for the Occultation by (52) Europa at Wednesday, 2009 January 21 (~ 20:02 UT)


Magnitude of target star 2UCAC 30122832: 12.5 mag

Please notice:
In the case of an occultation, the combined light of the asteroid and the star will drop by 0.7 mag to 12.3 mag (the magnitude of the asteroid).

The max duration is expected to be 11.3 sec with a max drop of 0.7 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of  20 deg and at azimuth 243 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of – 33 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude 0 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ± 0.24  path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~  96 %
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


(52) Europa, 2009 Jan 21, Station Map WEST(52) Europa, 2009 Jan 21, Station Map EAST

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