RECON: TNO occultation with 04KV18

Event between 04KV18 and star UC4-369-106121 with event index number of 189897

Geocentric closest approach at 2019/05/08 04:56:00 UTC

J2000 position of star is 17:48:35.6 -16:15:38
Equinox of date position of star is 17:49:35.9 -16:15:54
Stellar brightness R=15.7, use SENSEUP=128
Star is 175 degrees from the moon. Moon is 12% illuminated.
TNO apparent brightness V=23.8

TNO is 29.8 AU from the Sun and 29.0 AU from the Earth.
The TNO is moving 17.4 km/sec on the sky relative to the star, or, 3.0 arcsec/hr.
The 1-sigma error in the time of the event is 691 seconds.
The 1-sigma cross-track error in the shadow position is 2881 km.

The TNO has an absolute magnitude Hv=9.0
Diameter=95.5 km assuming a 5% albedo -- 5.5 sec chord
Diameter=39.0 km assuming a 30% albedo -- 2.2 sec chord
Dynamical classification is CENTAURR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star training set for 04KV18, (2019/05/08 04:56UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Antares        16:30:35.8 -26:28:24  0.9 21.02 161
35Eta Oph      17:11:29.3 -15:44:51  2.6  9.20 169
PPM 233599     17:48:43.0 -14:43:53  5.9  1.55 173
PPM 233652     17:51:30.9 -15:58:31  8.3  0.52 174
PPM 233621     17:50:08.2 -16:15:18  8.9  0.10 175
04KV18         17:49:42.6 -16:15:56 15.7       175
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 04KV18, (2019/05/08 04:56UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Antares        16:29:24.4 -26:25:56  0.9 21.02 161
35Eta Oph      17:10:22.7 -15:43:29  2.6  9.20 169
PPM 233599     17:47:36.8 -14:43:33  5.9  1.55 173
PPM 233652     17:50:24.0 -15:58:15  8.3  0.52 174
PPM 233621     17:49:01.1 -16:15:01  8.9  0.10 175
04KV18         17:48:35.6 -16:15:38 15.7       175
Positions are for J2000

Event circumstances last updated at 2017/06/01 18:09:31 UT

Marc W. Buie, Southwest Research Institute

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