RECON: TNO occultation with 14LM28

Event between 14LM28 and star UC4-537-062213 with event index number of 199897

Geocentric closest approach at 2018/02/27 08:21:33 UTC

J2000 position of star is 17:12:24.2 +17:20:29
Equinox of date position of star is 17:13:10.9 +17:19:18
Stellar brightness R=15.8, use SENSEUP=128
Star is 122 degrees from the moon. Moon is 90% illuminated.
TNO apparent brightness V=22.2

TNO is 16.8 AU from the Sun and 16.8 AU from the Earth.
The TNO is moving 29.7 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 95 seconds.
The 1-sigma cross-track error in the shadow position is 1550 km.

The TNO has an absolute magnitude Hv=9.6
Diameter=73.1 km assuming a 5% albedo -- 2.5 sec chord
Diameter=29.8 km assuming a 30% albedo -- 1.0 sec chord
Dynamical classification is CENTAURR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star training set for 14LM28, (2018/02/27 08:22UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Vega           18:37:33.2 +38:48:05  0.0 28.27 118
Rasalhague     17:35:46.7 +12:32:53  2.1  7.24 129
PPM 133225     17:18:53.4 +17:17:59  5.9  1.36 123
PPM 133118     17:13:25.8 +18:19:49  8.5  1.01 122
PPM 133123     17:13:30.4 +17:13:21  9.6  0.12 122
14LM28         17:13:12.7 +17:19:15 15.8       122
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 14LM28, (2018/02/27 08:22UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Vega           18:36:56.6 +38:47:06  0.0 28.27 118
Rasalhague     17:34:56.2 +12:33:32  2.1  7.24 129
PPM 133225     17:18:05.0 +17:19:04  5.9  1.36 123
PPM 133118     17:12:37.8 +18:21:03  8.5  1.01 122
PPM 133123     17:12:41.9 +17:14:35  9.6  0.12 122
14LM28         17:12:24.2 +17:20:29 15.8       122
Positions are for J2000

Event circumstances last updated at 2017/07/01 17:38:27 UT

Marc W. Buie, Southwest Research Institute

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