Station Map for the Occultation by (995) Sternberga at Wednesday, 2009 August 12 (~ 03:16 UT)

V-Magnitude of target star TYC 1318-00455-1: 9.0 mag
Spectral type F8
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.6
The UCAC2 gives a “pseudo-R magnitude” of  9.0  mag

The max duration is expected to be 0.9 sec with a max drop of  6.7 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of 16 deg and at azimuth 81 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -18 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude 0 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ± 1.96 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~  20 %
Path limits: ~  20 %
1 sigma lines:  ~ 9 %
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


(995) Sternberga, 2009 Aug 12

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