Eurybates Occultation 2020-09-16 (G* = 14.5)

The interactive map below shows our current prediction for the stellar occultation by (3548) Eurybates on 2020 September 16 UT. The prediction is based on a Gaia DR2 position for the star, corrected for parallax and proper motion, and the v20200831203410 orbit estimate for Eurybates, which has a 1-sigma cross-track uncertainty of 10.8 km.

Geocentric mid-time of the event is 11:03:02 UT. Star position is RA 01:28:57.8, Dec +04:28:34 (J2000), and its magnitude is 15.52. Eurybates is moving at 13 km/s with respect to the star and its diameter is estimated to be 66 km, so central chords are expected to last 5.2 seconds.

Updated: Sep 01, 2020