Station Maps for the Occultation by (436) Patricia at Monday, 2009 February 09 (~ 22:47 UT)


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!

Oliver Klös


(436) Patricia, 2009 Feb 09, Station Map(436) Patricia, 2009 Feb 09, Station Map EAST

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