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!