Station Map for the Occultation by (405) Thia at Friday, 2009 December 18 (~ 03:02 UT)
Shadow will cross Florida, U.S.A. and Mexico too.
Magnitude of target star 2UCAC 38221986: 12.4 mag
UCAC instrumental „pseudo-R“ fit-model magnitude: 12.8 mag (data from UCAC3)
The max duration is expected to be 9.2 sec with a max drop of 0.6 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of 48 deg and at azimuth 245 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -47 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude 0 deg)
There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of ± 0.28 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:
Centre line: ~ 93 %
Path limits: ~ 50 %
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!