Station Map for the Occultation by (1036) Ganymed at Monday, 2011 May 16 (~ 22:51 UT)

V-Magnitude of target star TYC 1617-02724-1: 11.1 mag
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.7
UCAC instrumental „pseudo-R“ fit-model magnitude: 11.2 mag (data from UCAC3)

OCCULTATION BY A NEA (Near Earth Asteroid)!
There are more occultations to come in the next months crossing Europe!
Have a look for future events at the special webpage:

The max duration is expected to be 1.4 sec with a max drop of 1.3 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of 15 deg and at azimuth 82 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of -30 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude 0 deg)

There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of  ± 0.79 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:

Centre line: ~  48 %
Path limits: ~  40 %
1 sigma lines:  ~ 15 %
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

(1036) Ganymed, 2011 May 16, Station Map

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