RECON: TNO occultation with 04KE19

Event between 04KE19 and star UC4-339-078069 with event index number of 123466

Geocentric closest approach at 2018/04/01 17:53:10 UTC

J2000 position of star is 16:18:38.3 -22:16:51
Equinox of date position of star is 16:19:40.3 -22:19:20
Stellar brightness R=14.9, use SENSEUP=128
Star is 40 degrees from the moon. Moon is 98% illuminated.
TNO apparent brightness V=23.3

TNO is 43.0 AU from the Sun and 42.5 AU from the Earth.
The TNO is moving 12.1 km/sec on the sky relative to the star, or, 1.4 arcsec/hr.
The 1-sigma error in the time of the event is 909 seconds.
The 1-sigma cross-track error in the shadow position is 5454 km.

The TNO has an absolute magnitude Hv=6.9
Diameter=252.4 km assuming a 5% albedo -- 20.9 sec chord
Diameter=103.0 km assuming a 30% albedo -- 8.5 sec chord
Dynamical classification is CLASSICAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star training set for 04KE19, (2018/04/01 17:53UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Antares        16:30:31.8 -26:28:16  0.9  4.82  44
8Bet1Sco       16:06:30.1 -19:51:14  2.6  3.95  36
19Omi Sco      16:21:44.3 -24:12:43  4.0  1.94  41
PPM 265367     16:18:52.0 -21:56:39  8.5  0.43  40
PPM 265385     16:19:41.8 -22:25:26 10.0  0.10  40
04KE19         16:19:43.5 -22:19:27 14.9        40
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 04KE19, (2018/04/01 17:53UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Antares        16:29:24.4 -26:25:56  0.9  4.82  44
8Bet1Sco       16:05:26.2 -19:48:20  2.6  3.95  36
19Omi Sco      16:20:38.2 -24:10:10  4.0  1.94  41
PPM 265367     16:17:47.0 -21:54:02  8.5  0.43  40
PPM 265385     16:18:36.6 -22:22:50 10.0  0.10  40
04KE19         16:18:38.3 -22:16:51 14.9        40
Positions are for J2000

Event circumstances last updated at 2017/05/14 18:40:12 UT

Marc W. Buie, Southwest Research Institute

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