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Highlights of Asteroid Occultations in Europe

Oliver Klös, IOTA/ES        Last update: 2023 January 20

Predictions calculated by Steve Preston, IOTA

http://asteroidoccultation.com

Upcoming Occultations:

The events are marked by the following colour-codes:

Special Observation Campaign

Target star brighter than 9 mag

Prediction with high probability to make a positive observation

Prediction with Miriade data (IMCCE) / JPL Horizons for asteroid satellites by O. Klös, IOTA/ES

Detailed path maps, star charts and potential observing sites for these events can be found on Derek C. Breit’s web page:

http://www.poyntsource.com/New/Global.htm

 

Day       UT        Asteroid            MaxDur             Star                  Vmag
                                                     sec

 

January 2023

 

21   19:53  (216) Kleopatra     4.0      TYC 0013-01531-1       11.2

Last update: 2022 Dec 01
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_01/0121_216_79518.htm

Alternate Prediction for the paths of Alexhelios and Cleoselene:

https://www.iota-es.de/kleopatra2023-1.html

21   19:53  Alexhelios, satellite of (216) Kleopatra     0.28      TYC 0013-01531-1       11.2

Last update: 2022 Dec 04

Path Coordinates Occultation TYC 13-01531-1 by 216 Alexhelios #1 on 2023 Jan 21, at 0 m above MSL

 

21   23:06  (65803) Didymos     0.40      TYC 2451-01892-1       9.1

Last update: 2022 Dec 30
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_01/0121_65803_83494.htm

Observation campagin by ACROSS with high resolution, altitude corrected maps:

https://lagrange.oca.eu/fr/blog/4027-campaign-for-january-21-2023-occultation-by-a-9-mag-star

 

22   16:46  (224) Oceana     6.9     UCAC4 608-027143       12.1

Last update: 2022 Dec 01
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_01/0122_224_79528.htm

 

22   17:57  (490) Veritas     9.5     G064036.5+103830       11.8

Last update: 2022 Dec 01
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_01/0122_490_79530.htm

 

23   18:05  (476) Hedwig     4.3     TYC 0609-01153-1       9.7

Last update: 2022 Dec 01
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_01/0123_476_79556.htm

 

23   19:31  (484) Pittsburghia     2.3     UCAC4 541-044918       12.1

Last update: 2022 Dec 01
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_01/0123_484_79558.htm

 

26   01:05  (12) Victoria     11.1     UCAC4 519-025428       12.1

Last update: 2022 Dec 01
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_01/0126_12_79576.htm

 

28   21:43  (464) Megaira     5.7     UCAC4 578-042307       12.5

Last update: 2022 Dec 01
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_01/0128_464_79594.htm

 

29   03:59  (1001) Gaussia     7.6    TYC 4916-01034-1       10.0

Last update: 2022 Dec 01
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_01/0129_1001_79600.htm

 

30   20:03  (588) Achilles     24.2    UCAC4 608-013357       12.5

Last update: 2022 Dec 01
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_01/0130_588_79616.htm

 

31   22:13  (6) Hebe     15.2    UCAC4 522-045618       12.4

Last update: 2022 Dec 01
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_01/0131_6_79630.htm

 

February 2023

 

01   02:38  (957) Camelia     6.4     TYC 4872-01283-1       11.4

Last update: 2022 Dec 13
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_02/0201_957_79632.htm

 

04   01:33  (15094) Polymele     1.97     UCAC4 631-037227       13.3

Last update: 2022 Aug 14
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_02/0204_15094_83606.htm

 

04   03:35  (221) Eos     6.8     UCAC4 523-050270       11.9

Last update: 2022 Dec 13
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_02/0204_221_79652.htm

 

08   20:53  (552) Sigelinde     14.0     UCAC4 551-022888       11.9

Last update: 2022 Dec 13
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_02/0208_552_79706.htm

 

11   23:26  (628) Christine     4.1    TYC 1942-01025-1       9.7

Last update: 2022 Dec 13
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_02/0211_628_79730.htm

 

12   22:52  (80) Sappho     5.5    TYC 0228-02046-1       9.1

Last update: 2022 Dec 13
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_02/0212_80_79742.htm

 

17   21:00  (117) Lomia     15.6    UCAC4 649-024283       12.4

Last update: 2022 Dec 30
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_02/0217_117_79788.htm

 

18   00:25  (6) Hebe     19.4      UCAC4 536-046210       12.5

Last update: 2022 Dec 30
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_02/0218_6_79790.htm

 

18   05:38  (257) Silesia     8.4      UCAC4 460-050078       11.6

Last update: 2022 Dec 30
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_02/0218_257_79792.htm

 

19   02:36  (494) Virtus     8.5      TYC 1947-00079-1       11.9

Last update: 2022 Dec 30
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_02/0219_494_79804.htm

 

20   23:30  (654) Zelinda     20.1      UCAC4 382-052397       12.5

Last update: 2022 Dec 30
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_02/0220_654_79820.htm

 

21   20:43  (893) Leopoldina     5.6     UCAC4 522-047116       12.3

Last update: 2022 Dec 30
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_02/0221_893_79824.htm

 

21   22:21  (260) Huberta     15.6     UCAC4 534-036145       12.4

Last update: 2022 Dec 30
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_02/0221_260_79826.htm

 

22   02:35  (146) Lucina     5.2     TYC 6237-02456-1       11.1

Last update: 2022 Dec 30
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_02/0222_146_79828.htm

 

23   22:29  (957) Camelia     7.6     UCAC4 431-047031      11.1

Last update: 2022 Dec 30
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_02/0223_957_79848.htm

 

24   23:04  (514) Armida     8.0    TYC 0249-00399-1      11.5

Last update: 2022 Dec 30
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_02/0224_514_79862.htm

 

25   02:55  (333) Badenia    20.7       TYC 6158-00192-1      11.6

Last update: 2022 Dec 30
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_02/0225_333_79866.htm

 

25   05:02   (96) Aegle    17.0      HIP 58084      10.3

Last update: 2022 Dec 30
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_02/0225_96_79868.htm

 

25   18:06   (1469) Linzia    4.4      TYC 0683-00789-1      9.1

Last update: 2022 Dec 30
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_02/0225_1469_79874.htm

 

25   18:07   (1087) Arabis     2.6       HIP 20704        5.0

Last update: 2022 Dec 30
https://asteroidoccultation.com/2023_02/0225_1087_83664.htm

 

26   05:19   (20) Massalia    5.8     UCAC4 336-101500      11.8

Last update: 2022 Dec 30
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_02/0226_20_79878.htm

 

26   22:33   (2760) Kacha    4.6     UCAC4 584-043793      12.5

Last update: 2022 Dec 30
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_02/0226_2760_79892.htm

 

27   19:26   (712) Boliviana     12.0     TYC 4869-00208-1     8.8

Last update: 2022 Dec 30
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_02/0227_712_79904.htm

 

March 2023

 

02   18:08   (2) Pallas    27.2     UCAC4 377-015793      12.3

Last update: 2023 Jan 12
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_03/0302_2_79938.htm

 

03   01:31   (266) Aline    14.6     TYC 6764-00370-1      10.2

Last update: 2023 Jan 12
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_03/0303_266_79940.htm

 

03   20:12   (6) Hebe    30.2     UCAC4 544-044389      12.5

Last update: 2023 Jan 12
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_03/0303_6_79950.htm

 

05   01:06   (221) Eos    9.8     TYC 1393-00914-1      10.5

Last update: 2023 Jan 12
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_03/0305_221_79964.htm

 

06   18:37  (18718) 1998 HJ128     2.2     TYC 0846-00949-1     7.1

Last update: 2023 Jan 12
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_03/0306_18718_83328.htm
 
06   21:20   (30) Urania    4.5     UCAC4 567-011329      12.3

Last update: 2023 Jan 12
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_03/0306_30_80004.htm

 

06   21:28   (1021) Flammario    8.7     TYC 1877-00832-1      11.5

Last update: 2023 Jan 12
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_03/0306_1021_80006.htm

 

07   03:36   (40) Harmonia    10.6     UCAC4 527-051448      11.7

Last update: 2023 Jan 12
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_03/0307_40_80010.htm

 

07   16:55  (1469) Linzia     3.5     G045456.3+083603     8.9

Last update: 2023 Jan 12
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_03/0307_1469_80020.htm

 

07   20:11   (585) Bilkis    3.5     UCAC4 524-012118      12.0

Last update: 2023 Jan 12
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_03/0307_585_80024.htm

 

08   02:35   (59) Elpis    18.8     UCAC4 510-048658      12.1

Last update: 2023 Jan 12
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_03/0308_59_80030.htm

 

08   17:59   (982) Franklina    3.3     TYC 0808-01081-1      11.8

Last update: 2023 Jan 12
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_03/0308_982_80036.htm

 

09   18:05   (584) Semiramis    25.4     TYC 1346-01306-1      11.8

Last update: 2023 Jan 12
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_03/0309_584_80042.htm

 

11   17:13   (769) Tatjana    7.1     UCAC4 595-015734      11.9

Last update: 2023 Jan 12
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_03/0311_769_80062.htm

 

11   22:45   (96) Aegle   15.0     TYC 5516-01389-1      10.6

Last update: 2023 Jan 12
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_03/0311_96_80066.htm

 

13   04:09   (519) Sylvania      7.0      UCAC4 351-077192      12.0

Last update: 2023 Jan 12
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_03/0313_519_80078.htm

 

13   21:52   (188) Menippe      3.3     UCAC4 522-016295      12.2

Last update: 2023 Jan 12
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_03/0313_188_80084.htm

 

14   00:13   (1692) Subbotina      2.8    TYC 0263-00010-1      10.1

Last update: 2023 Jan 12
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_03/0314_1692_83334.htm

 

15   18:08  (806) Gyldenia      3.6    UCAC4 620-018223     12.2

Last update: 2023 Jan 12
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_03/0315_806_80122.htm

 

Detailed path maps, star charts and potential observing sites for these events can be found on Derek C. Breit’s web page:

http://www.poyntsource.com/New/Global.htm

 

 

Preliminary Predictions:

Target star brighter than 9 mag

Day       UT        Asteroid            MaxDur            Star              Vmag
                                                     sec

May 2023

21   00:25  (67) Asia     6.4     HIP 76363     8.9
Last update: 2022 Jun 15
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_05/0521_67_80788.htm

 

July 2023

03   20:18  (859) Bouzareah     5.5     UCAC4 426-057418     9.0
Last update: 2022 Jun 15
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_07/0703_859_81236.htm

 

September 2023

12   00:53  (598) Octavia     9.4    TYC 0068-00951-1     8.7
Last update: 2022 Jun 15
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_09/0912_598_81904.htm

 

28   23:52  (222) Lucia     4.0      HIP 3055       8.6
Last update: 2022 Jun 15
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_09/0928_222_82110.htm

 

October 2023

19   20:48  (595) Polyxena     7.3      HIP 11762      7.1
Last update: 2022 Jun 15
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_10/1019_595_82310.htm

 

27   00:17  (921) Jovita     4.6      HIP 37584      7.9
Last update: 2022 Jun 15
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_10/1027_921_82376.htm

 

November 2023

16   00:44  (132) Aethra     3.1      HIP 13252      7.5
Last update: 2022 Jun 15
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_11/1116_132_82610.htm

 

December 2023

12   01:14  (319) Leona     11.6      HIP 27989      0.5
Last update: 2022 Jun 15
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_12/1212_319_82912.htm

 

16   20:00  (366) Vincentina    4.0      HIP 113303      8.2
Last update: 2022 Jun 15
https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2023_12/1212_319_82912.htm

 

Detailed path maps, star charts and potential observing sites for these events can be found at Derek C. Breit’s web page:

http://www.poyntsource.com/New/Future.htm

Profile of (216) Kleopatra in progress

10:05 UT

A list of all positive and negative observations and the profile is available at Eric Frappa’s euraster.net:

http://www.euraster.net/results/2015/index.html#0312-216

 

From “Occult Watcher”:

Nine stations reported a “Clouded out” and therefore are not included at the list of euraster.net.

Five stations had technical problems. Unfortunately all of these stations were inside the real path.

 

Many thanks to all observers who joined the team for observing this great event!

Oliver Klös

IOTA-ES