RECON: TNO occultation with 10BK118

Event between 10BK118 and star UC4-163-150092 with event index number of 130920

Geocentric closest approach at 2018/08/02 06:48:22 UTC

J2000 position of star is 15:47:05.6 -57:29:43
Equinox of date position of star is 15:48:32.2 -57:32:59
Stellar brightness R=15.8, use SENSEUP=128
Star is 112 degrees from the moon. Moon is 75% illuminated.
TNO apparent brightness V=22.3

TNO is 15.2 AU from the Sun and 14.8 AU from the Earth.
The TNO is moving 26.2 km/sec on the sky relative to the star, or, 8.8 arcsec/hr.
The 1-sigma error in the time of the event is 81 seconds.
The 1-sigma cross-track error in the shadow position is 1758 km.

The TNO has an absolute magnitude Hv=10.2
Diameter=55.5 km assuming a 5% albedo -- 2.1 sec chord
Diameter=22.6 km assuming a 30% albedo -- 0.9 sec chord
Dynamical classification is CENTAURR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star training set for 10BK118, (2018/08/02 06:48UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
PPM 360911     14:40:52.8 -60:54:40  0.0  9.26 115
Bet TrA        15:56:47.8 -63:29:09  2.8  6.02 107
PPM 344043     15:41:28.6 -59:58:07  6.3  2.59 111
PPM 344186     15:47:49.1 -57:52:09  7.1  0.33 112
PPM 344208     15:48:57.6 -57:27:16  9.5  0.11 112
10BK118        15:48:35.4 -57:33:06 15.8       112
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 10BK118, (2018/08/02 06:48UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
PPM 360911     14:39:27.0 -60:49:55  0.0  9.26 115
Bet TrA        15:55:08.0 -63:25:58  2.8  6.02 107
PPM 344043     15:39:56.3 -59:54:34  6.3  2.59 111
PPM 344186     15:46:18.9 -57:48:45  7.1  0.33 112
PPM 344208     15:47:27.9 -57:23:53  9.5  0.11 112
10BK118        15:47:05.6 -57:29:43 15.8       112
Positions are for J2000

Event circumstances last updated at 2017/12/05 18:51:06 UT

Marc W. Buie, Southwest Research Institute

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