Station Map for the Occultation by (234) Barbara at Saturday, 2009 November 21 (~ 03:17 UT)
VERY SPECIAL OCCULTATION!
(234) Barbara has a complex concave shape, best modeled as two bodies that may be in contact!
Observations outside the predicted path needed!
Shadow crosses Florida,U.S.A. too.
Observations planned at the U.S.
See Scotty Degenhardt’s (IOTA Event Coordinator U.S.A.) Call for Observers:
with a list of announced stations.
V-Magnitude of target star HIP 34106: 7.5 mag
Spectral type G5
Johnson B-V Colour Index: +1.0
UCAC instrumental „pseudo-R“ fit-model magnitude: 7.2 mag (data from UCAC3)
The max duration is expected to be 8.2 sec with a max drop of 5.6 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of 41 deg and at azimuth 192 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -35 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude E 05 deg)
There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of ± 0.46 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:
Centre line: ~ 72 %
Path limits: ~ 49 %
1 sigma lines: ~ 16 %
2 sigma lines: ~ 2 %
(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!