Station Maps for the Occultation by (436) Patricia at Monday, 2009 February 09 (~ 22:47 UT)
WEST and EAST
V-Magnitude of target star HIP 34278: 11.3 mag
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.6
The UCAC2 gives a „pseudo-R magnitude“ of 10.8 mag
The max duration is expected to be 5.3 sec with a max drop of 3.6 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of 71 deg and at azimuth 263 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -54 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude E 10 deg)
There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of ± 0.81 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:
Centre line: ~ 46 %
Path limits: ~ 39 %
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. (not updated with Steve Preston’s data):
Good luck with your observation!