Station Map for the Occultation by (278) Paulina at Saturday, 2009 November 14 (~ 02:26 UT)

Trans-Atlantic Event!
Shadow crosses  Canada and U.S.A. too.

V-Magnitude of target star HIP 22446: 8.6 mag
Spectral type G0
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.6
UCAC instrumental “pseudo-R” fit-model magnitude: 8.4 mag (data from UCAC3)

The max duration is expected to be 2.9 sec with a max drop of 5.3 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of  57 deg and at azimuth 231 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -39 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude E 10 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. :

Good luck with your observation!

Oliver Klös


(278) Paulina, 2009 Nov 14, Station Map

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