Eurybates Occultation 2022-10-23 (G* = 6.9)

The interactive map below shows our current prediction for the stellar occultation by (3548) Eurybates on 2022 October 23 UT. The prediction is based on a Gaia EDR3 position for the star, corrected for parallax and proper motion, and the v20220111165204 orbit estimate for Eurybates, which has a 1-sigma crosstrack uncertainty of 5.0 km and a 1-sigma downtrack uncertainty of 0.1 sec (these are placeholder values).

Geocentric mid-time of the event is 02:07:24 UT. Star position is RA 06:59:12.9, Dec +29:16:24 (J2000), and its magnitude is 8.69. Eurybates is moving at 6.5 km/s with respect to the star and its diameter is estimated to be 66 km, so central chords are expected to last 10 seconds.

Updated: Jan 11, 2022