Station Maps for the Occultation by (1076) Viola at Monday, 2009 January 26 (~ 21:35 UT)


V-Magnitude of target star TYC 1234-00551-1: 10.3 mag
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 1.4
The UCAC2 gives a „pseudo-R magnitude“ of 10.1 mag

The max duration is expected to be 2.2 sec with a max drop of 5.8 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of 43 deg and at azimuth 244 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -51 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude E 05 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ±  1.65 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~  24 %
Path limits: ~  23 %
1 sigma lines:  ~ 11 %
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


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