RECON: TNO occultation with 119951

Event between (119951) 02KX14 and star UC4-335-093284 with event index number of 153251

Geocentric closest approach at 2018/10/06 21:31:11 UTC

J2000 position of star is 17:06:20.3 -23:03:10
Equinox of date position of star is 17:07:25.3 -23:04:32
Stellar brightness R=14.4, use SENSEUP=128
Star is 94 degrees from the moon. Moon is 7% illuminated.
TNO apparent brightness V=20.8

TNO is 39.1 AU from the Sun and 39.5 AU from the Earth.
The TNO is moving 18.1 km/sec on the sky relative to the star, or, 2.3 arcsec/hr.
The 1-sigma error in the time of the event is 104 seconds.
The 1-sigma cross-track error in the shadow position is 1436 km.

The TNO has an absolute magnitude Hv=4.7
Diameter=691.9 km assuming a 5% albedo -- 38.2 sec chord
Diameter=282.4 km assuming a 30% albedo -- 15.6 sec chord
Dynamical classification is CLASSICAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star training set for 119951, (2018/10/06 21:31UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Antares        16:30:33.7 -26:28:19  0.9  9.04  87
35Eta Oph      17:11:27.3 -15:44:49  2.6  7.39  94
PPM 266403     17:07:19.1 -21:35:21  6.3  1.49  94
PPM 266355     17:05:36.1 -23:24:56  7.3  0.55  94
PPM 266396     17:07:07.7 -22:52:57  9.4  0.21  94
119951         17:07:28.4 -23:04:36 14.4        95
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 119951, (2018/10/06 21:31UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Antares        16:29:24.4 -26:25:56  0.9  9.04  87
35Eta Oph      17:10:22.7 -15:43:29  2.6  7.39  94
PPM 266403     17:06:11.8 -21:33:54  6.3  1.49  94
PPM 266355     17:04:27.8 -23:23:26  7.3  0.55  94
PPM 266396     17:05:59.7 -22:51:30  9.4  0.21  94
119951         17:06:20.3 -23:03:10 14.4        94
Positions are for J2000

Event circumstances last updated at 2017/12/05 18:59:02 UT

Marc W. Buie, Southwest Research Institute

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