Polymele Occultation 2021-12-23 (G* = 14.8)

The interactive map below shows our current prediction for the stellar occultation by (15094) Polymele on 2021 December 23 UT. The prediction is based on a Gaia DR2 position for the star, corrected for parallax and proper motion, and the v20210113235325 orbit estimate for Polymele, which has a 1-sigma cross-track uncertainty of 22.2 km.

Geocentric mid-time of the event is 18:55:20 UT. Star position is RA 03:40:52.8, Dec +23:49:31 (J2000), and its magnitude is 14.69. Polymele is moving at 11 km/s with respect to the star and its diameter is estimated to be 21 km, so central chords are expected to last 1.8 seconds.

Updated: Jan 13, 2021