Station Map for the Occultation by (1240) Centenaria at Sunday, 2009 January 04 (~ 01:05  UT)

V-Magnitude of target star TYC 2397-00946-1: 12.1 mag
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.6
The UCAC2 gives a “pseudo-R magnitude” of 12.4. mag

The max duration is expected to be 5.4 sec with a max drop of 2.2 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of 53 deg and at azimuth 273 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -62 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude E 05 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ±  0.98 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~  39 %
Path limits: ~  35 %
1 sigma lines:  ~ 14 %
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. (not updated with Steve Preston’s data):

Good luck with your observation!

Oliver Klös


(1240) Centenaria, 2009 Jan 04, Station Map