Eurybates Occultation 2020-10-09 (G* = 4.3)

The interactive map below shows our current prediction for the stellar occulation by (3548) Eurybates on 2020 October 9 UT. The prediction is based on a Gaia DR2 position for the star, corrected for parallax and proper motion, and the v20200218172933 orbit estimate for Eurybates, which has a 1-sigma cross-track uncertainty of 12.2 km.

Geocentric mid-time of the event is 19:06:44 UT. Star position is RA 01:17:57.9, Dec +03:36:52 (J2000), and its magnitude is 5.10. Eurybates is moving at 16 km/s with respect to the star and its diameter is estimated to be 66 km, so central chords are expected to last 4.1 seconds.

Updated: Feb 18, 2020