RECON: TNO occultation with 02GS32

Event between 02GS32 and star UC4-336-084923 with event index number of 115971

Geocentric closest approach at 2018/06/03 18:35:09 UTC

J2000 position of star is 16:45:23.6 -22:55:21
Equinox of date position of star is 16:46:28.3 -22:57:15
Stellar brightness R=16.2, use SENSEUP=128
Star is 57 degrees from the moon. Moon is 77% illuminated.
TNO apparent brightness V=23.3

TNO is 38.3 AU from the Sun and 37.3 AU from the Earth.
The TNO is moving 24.3 km/sec on the sky relative to the star, or, 3.2 arcsec/hr.
The 1-sigma error in the time of the event is 795 seconds.
The 1-sigma cross-track error in the shadow position is 5939 km.

The TNO has an absolute magnitude Hv=7.5
Diameter=187.9 km assuming a 5% albedo -- 7.7 sec chord
Diameter=76.7 km assuming a 30% albedo -- 3.2 sec chord
Dynamical classification is SCATNEAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star training set for 02GS32, (2018/06/03 18:35UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Antares        16:30:32.4 -26:28:17  0.9  5.05  60
23Tau Sco      16:37:01.9 -28:15:10  2.8  5.71  59
PPM 232040     16:42:58.8 -19:57:30  5.8  3.11  58
PPM 265937     16:47:35.6 -22:39:38  8.4  0.39  57
PPM 265888     16:45:43.4 -23:01:38  9.4  0.19  57
02GS32         16:46:30.1 -22:57:18 16.2        57
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 02GS32, (2018/06/03 18:35UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Antares        16:29:24.4 -26:25:56  0.9  5.05  60
23Tau Sco      16:35:53.0 -28:12:58  2.8  5.71  59
PPM 232040     16:41:53.7 -19:55:27  5.8  3.11  58
PPM 265937     16:46:29.2 -22:37:42  8.4  0.39  57
PPM 265888     16:44:36.9 -22:59:39  9.4  0.19  57
02GS32         16:45:23.6 -22:55:21 16.2        57
Positions are for J2000

Event circumstances last updated at 2017/12/04 18:42:09 UT

Marc W. Buie, Southwest Research Institute

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