Eurybates Occultation 2024-03-25 (G* = 11.8)

The interactive map below shows our current prediction for the occultation by (3548) Eurybates on 2024 March 25 UT. The prediction is based on a Gaia eDR3 position for the star, corrected for parallax and proper motion, and the v20231114194736 orbit estimate for Eurybates, which is derived from eurybates_20231113a.bsp. This ephemeris has a 1-sigma crosstrack uncertainty of 4.0 km and a 1-sigma downtrack uncertainty of 0.9 sec for this event.

The geocentric mid-time of the event is 06:17:05.8 UT. The J2000 star position is RA 09:07:29.1 (9.1247636), Dec +26:07:46 (26.129491), and its magnitude is 13.71. Eurybates is moving at 6.0 km/s with respect to the star and its diameter is estimated to be 69.3 km, so central chords are expected to last 11.5 seconds.

Of-date coordinates for the target star on event night are RA 09:08:54.5 (9.1484722), Dec +26:01:51 (26.030833).

Updated: Nov 14, 2023