Station Maps for the Occultation by (601) Nerthus at Saturday, 2009 January 24 (~ 02:24 UT)


V-Magnitude of target star TYC 0169-01954-1: 11.7 mag
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.9
The UCAC2 gives a “pseudo-R magnitude” of  11.8 mag

The max duration is expected to be 4.9 sec with a max drop of 3.1 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of  24 deg and at azimuth 250 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of – 46 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude E 10 deg 14 min)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ± 0.68  path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~  54 %
Path limits: ~  43 %
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. :

Good luck with your observation!

Oliver Klös


(601) Nerthus, 2009 Jan 24, Station Map WEST(601) Nerthus, 2009 Jan 24, Station Map EAST

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