RECON: TNO occultation with 13JH65

Event between 13JH65 and star UC4-378-078931 with event index number of 198880

Geocentric closest approach at 2018/07/16 00:56:33 UTC

J2000 position of star is 16:43:59.6 -14:28:17
Equinox of date position of star is 16:45:00.6 -14:30:13
Stellar brightness R=16.3, use SENSEUP=128
Star is 97 degrees from the moon. Moon is 12% illuminated.
TNO apparent brightness V=24.1

TNO is 28.6 AU from the Sun and 27.9 AU from the Earth.
The TNO is moving 15.8 km/sec on the sky relative to the star, or, 2.8 arcsec/hr.
The 1-sigma error in the time of the event is 366 seconds.
The 1-sigma cross-track error in the shadow position is 2298 km.

The TNO has an absolute magnitude Hv=9.4
Diameter=77.6 km assuming a 5% albedo -- 4.9 sec chord
Diameter=31.7 km assuming a 30% albedo -- 2.0 sec chord
Dynamical classification is 3:2E
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star training set for 13JH65, (2018/07/16 00:57UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Antares        16:30:32.8 -26:28:18  0.9 12.44  95
13Zet Oph      16:38:10.9 -10:36:12  2.6  4.25  94
PPM 232182     16:49:30.3 -14:56:27  6.2  1.16  98
PPM 232071     16:44:27.2 -14:54:19  8.5  0.43  96
PPM 232085     16:44:51.5 -14:11:02  8.7  0.32  96
13JH65         16:45:02.7 -14:30:17 16.3        97
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 13JH65, (2018/07/16 00:57UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Antares        16:29:24.4 -26:25:56  0.9 12.44  95
13Zet Oph      16:37:09.6 -10:34:01  2.6  4.25  94
PPM 232182     16:48:27.0 -14:54:34  6.2  1.16  98
PPM 232071     16:43:24.0 -14:52:18  8.5  0.43  96
PPM 232085     16:43:48.6 -14:09:02  8.7  0.32  96
13JH65         16:43:59.6 -14:28:17 16.3        96
Positions are for J2000

Event circumstances last updated at 2017/12/05 18:48:22 UT

Marc W. Buie, Southwest Research Institute

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