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Updated:   2016 Jun 01, 00:24 UT

Event Rank : 35

(The event Rank is a measure of the likelihood of observing an event, and is equal to the probability of at least one successful observation by a team of two observers spaced 1/8 path width just inside opposite sides of the predicted path. An event rank of 100 indicates that the prediction is expected to be very accurate).


Note: The duration given in the line below is the interval during which the occultation shadow sweeps across the Earth - please see the minute markers on the map to determine the approximate time for your location.

Neufang Update Map

On 2016 Jul 30 UT, the 25 km diameter asteroid (2183) Neufang will occult a 11.3 mag star in the constellation Scorpius for observers along a significant uncertainty path that may shift to cross New Zealand, near Gisborne.

In the case of an occultation, the combined light of the asteroid and the star will drop by 3.26 mag to 14.50 mag (the magnitude of the asteroid) for at most 4.6 seconds.

This update is based on UNSO/Flagstaff astrometry for the asteroid kindly provided by Hugh Harris, astrometry for the asteroid kindly provided by the IAU Minor Planet Center.

Additional details of this and other events are available at Steve Preston's website at

EVENT DETAILS SUMMARY : Data for the target star : Data for the minor planet : The Occultation Path :
 Occultation of TYC 7380-00294-1 by 2183 Neufang on 2016 Jul 30 
                   Centre              Star  Star   Sun     Path Limit1           Path Limit2           Error Limit1          Error Limit2       Alt
  E. Longitude    Latitude      U.T.    Alt   Az    Alt                                                                                          Crn
      o  '  "     o  '  "    h  m  s     o     o     o    o  '  "    o  '  "    o  '  "    o  '  "    o  '  "    o  '  "    o  '  "    o  '  "
Uncertainty in time = +/- 15 secs

Prediction of 2016 Jun  1.0

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