Station Maps for the Occultation by (599) Luisa at Tuesday, 2009 December 29 (~ 03:58 UT)


V-Magnitude of target star HIP 26592: 6.6 mag
Spectral type K0
Johnson B-V Colour Index: +1.0
UCAC instrumental „pseudo-R“ fit-model magnitude: 6.5 mag (data from UCAC3)

The max duration is expected to be 4.9 sec with a max drop of 6.4 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of  34 deg and at azimuth 296 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -31 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude E 10 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ± 0.42 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~  77 %
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!

Oliver Klös


(599) Luisa, 2009 Dec 29, Station Map NORTH(599) Luisa, 2009 Dec 29, Station Map SOUTH

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