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