Polymele Occultation 2023-01-10 (G* = 13.0)

The interactive map below shows our current prediction for the stellar occultation by (15094) Polymele on 2023 January 10 UT. The prediction is based on a Gaia eDR3 position for the star, corrected for parallax and proper motion, and the v20220626021626 orbit estimate for Polymele, which is derived from polymele_sbp_20220623a.bsp. This ephemeris has a 1-sigma crosstrack uncertainty of 2.2 km and a 1-sigma downtrack uncertainty of 0.4 sec for this event.

Geocentric mid-time of the event is 01:45:25 UT. The J2000 star position is RA 06:53:22.1 (6.8894783), Dec +35:52:58 (35.882689), and its magnitude is 12.80. Polymele is moving at 16 km/s with respect to the star and its diameter is estimated to be 26 km, so central chords are expected to last 1.6 seconds.

Of-date coordinates for the target star on event night are RA 06:54:54.6 (6.9151667), Dec +35:51:10 (35.852778).

Updated: Jun 26, 2022