RECON: TNO occultation with 12DR30

Event between 12DR30 and star UC4-115-023816 with event index number of 170374

Geocentric closest approach at 2019/01/01 05:48:23 UTC

J2000 position of star is 09:33:29.5 -67:03:27
Equinox of date position of star is 09:33:50.9 -67:08:16
Stellar brightness R=14.6, use SENSEUP=128
Star is 76 degrees from the moon. Moon is 22% illuminated.
TNO apparent brightness V=20.2

TNO is 19.1 AU from the Sun and 19.2 AU from the Earth.
The TNO is moving 36.1 km/sec on the sky relative to the star, or, 9.3 arcsec/hr.
The 1-sigma error in the time of the event is 87 seconds.
The 1-sigma cross-track error in the shadow position is 3018 km.

The TNO has an absolute magnitude Hv=7.1
Diameter=227.0 km assuming a 5% albedo -- 6.3 sec chord
Diameter=92.7 km assuming a 30% albedo -- 2.6 sec chord
Dynamical classification is CENTAURS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star training set for 12DR30, (2019/01/01 05:48UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Bet Cru        12:48:50.7 -59:47:32  1.3 22.30  54
Bet Car        09:13:24.1 -69:47:44  1.7  3.25  78
PPM 357409     09:31:55.8 -66:48:12  6.0  0.39  76
PPM 357396     09:30:30.6 -67:17:07  7.8  0.36  76
12DR30         09:33:52.1 -67:08:33 14.6        76
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 12DR30, (2019/01/01 05:48UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Bet Cru        12:47:43.1 -59:41:20  1.3 22.30  54
Bet Car        09:13:11.4 -69:43:00  1.7  3.25  78
PPM 357409     09:31:33.0 -66:43:08  6.0  0.39  76
PPM 357396     09:30:08.9 -67:12:05  7.8  0.36  76
12DR30         09:33:29.5 -67:03:27 14.6        76
Positions are for J2000

Event circumstances last updated at 2017/12/05 19:09:24 UT

Marc W. Buie, Southwest Research Institute

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