RECON: TNO occultation with 00WO183

Event between 00WO183 and star UC4-561-021355 with event index number of 174138

Geocentric closest approach at 2019/02/05 23:08:42 UTC

J2000 position of star is 05:50:45.1 +22:07:17
Equinox of date position of star is 05:51:48.2 +22:07:30
Stellar brightness R=15.9, use SENSEUP=128
Star is 119 degrees from the moon. Moon is 1% illuminated.
TNO apparent brightness V=23.9

TNO is 42.4 AU from the Sun and 41.7 AU from the Earth.
The TNO is moving 15.5 km/sec on the sky relative to the star, or, 1.8 arcsec/hr.
The 1-sigma error in the time of the event is 967 seconds.
The 1-sigma cross-track error in the shadow position is 4078 km.

The TNO has an absolute magnitude Hv=7.5
Diameter=187.9 km assuming a 5% albedo -- 12.1 sec chord
Diameter=76.7 km assuming a 30% albedo -- 4.9 sec chord
Dynamical classification is CLASSICAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star training set for 00WO183, (2019/02/05 23:09UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Betelgeuse     05:56:12.4 +07:24:33  0.4 14.75 118
Alnath         05:27:30.1 +28:37:19  1.6  8.52 114
PPM 094739     05:44:29.2 +23:12:42  5.9  2.03 118
PPM 094925     05:50:21.3 +21:08:26  7.1  1.05 119
PPM 094950     05:51:11.9 +22:06:16  9.9  0.16 119
PPM 094973     05:52:12.7 +22:11:16 10.3  0.09 119
00WO183        05:51:54.2 +22:07:31 15.9       119
Positions are for equinox of date

Azimuth is measured in degrees eastward from north. North is at an azimuth of 0, due East is at an azimuth of 90 degrees, due South is 180, and due West is 270.

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Star training set for 00WO183, (2019/02/05 23:09UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Betelgeuse     05:55:10.3 +07:24:26  0.4 14.75 118
Alnath         05:26:17.5 +28:36:24  1.6  8.52 114
PPM 094739     05:43:19.5 +23:12:15  5.9  2.03 118
PPM 094925     05:49:12.8 +21:08:09  7.1  1.05 119
PPM 094950     05:50:02.8 +22:06:00  9.9  0.16 119
PPM 094973     05:51:03.6 +22:11:02 10.3  0.09 119
00WO183        05:50:45.1 +22:07:17 15.9       119
Positions are for J2000

Event circumstances last updated at 2017/06/14 17:03:21 UT

Marc W. Buie, Southwest Research Institute

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