Station Map for the Occultation by (3768) Monroe at Wednesday, 2009 January 28 (~ 22:46 UT)

V-Magnitude of target star TYC 4699-00454-1: 9.6 mag
Spectral type G0
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.6
The UCAC2 gives a „pseudo-R magnitude“ of  9.5 mag

The max duration is expected to be 0.9 sec with a max drop of  6.8 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of 15 deg and at azimuth 256 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -59 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude 0 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ±  5.16 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~  8 %
Path limits: ~  8 %
1 sigma lines:  ~ 4 %
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):

Good luck with your observation!

Oliver Klös


(3768) Monroe, 2009 Jan 28, Station Map

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