Station Map for the Occultation by (2880) Nihondaira at Monday, 2009 January 12 (~ 03:20 UT)

V-Magnitude of target star HIP 43670: 8.5 mag
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.7
Spectral type K0
The UCAC2 gives a „pseudo-R magnitude“ of 8.6 mag

The max duration is expected to be 1.5 sec with a max drop of 7.7 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of 49 deg and at azimuth 252 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -32 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude E 15 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ±  4.23 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~  9 %
Path limits: ~  9 %
1 sigma lines:  ~ 5 %
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


(2880) Nihondaira, 2009 Jan 12, Station Map