RECON: TNO occultation with 14RQ63

Event between 14RQ63 and star GA1040:00652651 with event index number of 364448

Geocentric closest approach at 2020/10/21 06:06:38 UTC

J2000 position of star is 04:58:09.8 +15:45:22
Equinox of date position of star is 04:59:14.5 +15:47:02
Stellar brightness G=16.3, use SENSEUP=128
Star is 164 degrees from the moon. Moon is 26% illuminated.
TNO apparent brightness V=22.3

[RECON map]
TNO is 32.0 AU from the Sun and 31.4 AU from the Earth.
The TNO is moving 15.2 km/sec on the sky relative to the star, or, 2.4 arcsec/hr.
The 1-sigma error in the time of the event is 269 seconds.
The 1-sigma cross-track error in the shadow position is 1483 km.
The sky-plane scale is 22748.0 km/arcsec.

The TNO has an absolute magnitude Hv=7.1
Diameter=232.3 km assuming a 5% albedo -- 15.3 sec chord
Diameter=94.8 km assuming a 30% albedo -- 6.2 sec chord
Dynamical classification is 3:2E
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star training set for 14RQ63, (2020/10/21 06:07UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Aldebaran      04:37:07.0 +16:32:58  0.8  5.39 159
Bellatrix      05:26:14.9 +06:22:01  1.6 11.50 160
PPM 120402     04:57:01.3 +15:04:18  5.7  0.91 163
PPM 120440     04:59:23.0 +15:49:45  8.3  0.04 164
14RQ63         04:59:21.3 +15:47:12 16.3       164
Positions are for equinox of date

This table contains the target star visibility for the RECON network. The observing range has been set to a maximum of 3.3 sigma about the mid-time.
The median site spacing is 14.5 km RECON observability=1.0 and success probability=22.1%
Site Site mid-time
(UT)
Sun alt
(deg)
Sky Moon Star alt
(deg)
Star az
(deg)
Target Observing Time
(UT)
X-track
(km)
Summerland 06:09:45 -46.5 Dark Down 23.7 93.5 Low 05:54:45 - 06:24:45 -396
Kelowna 06:09:44 -46.6 Dark Down 24.0 93.8 Low 05:54:44 - 06:24:44 -402
Penticton 06:09:46 -46.8 Dark Down 23.9 93.5 Low 05:54:46 - 06:24:46 -418
Okanagan Falls 06:09:48 -47.0 Dark Down 23.9 93.4 Low 05:54:48 - 06:24:48 -428
Oliver 06:09:48 -47.1 Dark Down 23.9 93.4 Low 05:54:48 - 06:24:48 -438
Anarchist Mountain Observatory 06:09:49 -47.3 Dark Down 24.0 93.4 Low 05:54:49 - 06:24:49 -453
Oroville 06:09:50 -47.3 Dark Down 24.0 93.4 Low 05:54:50 - 06:24:50 -455
Tonasket 06:09:51 -47.5 Dark Down 24.0 93.3 Low 05:54:51 - 06:24:51 -469
Okanogan 06:09:54 -47.8 Dark Down 23.9 93.0 Low 05:54:54 - 06:24:54 -485
Brewster 06:09:56 -47.9 Dark Down 23.8 92.7 Low 05:54:56 - 06:24:56 -496
Manson/Chelan 06:09:57 -47.9 Dark Down 23.6 92.4 Low 05:54:57 - 06:24:57 -500
Entiat 06:09:59 -48.1 Dark Down 23.6 92.2 Low 05:54:59 - 06:24:59 -511
Wenatchee 06:10:00 -48.3 Dark Down 23.5 92.0 Low 05:55:00 - 06:25:00 -524
Ellensburg 06:10:03 -48.5 Dark Down 23.4 91.7 Low 05:55:03 - 06:25:03 -544
Yakima 06:10:06 -48.8 Dark Down 23.4 91.5 Low 05:55:06 - 06:25:06 -568
Toppenish/White Swan 06:10:06 -49.1 Dark Down 23.5 91.6 Low 05:55:06 - 06:25:06 -586
Goldendale 06:10:10 -49.3 Dark Down 23.2 91.0 Low 05:55:10 - 06:25:10 -609
The Dalles 06:10:12 -49.3 Dark Down 23.0 90.7 Low 05:55:12 - 06:25:12 -614
Pasco 06:10:06 -49.7 Dark Down 24.4 92.4 Low 05:55:06 - 06:25:06 -624
George/Umatilla 06:10:08 -49.9 Dark Down 24.3 92.1 Low 05:55:08 - 06:25:08 -640
Maupin 06:10:15 -49.7 Dark Down 23.1 90.6 Low 05:55:15 - 06:25:15 -643
PNWRO 06:10:07 -50.0 Dark Down 24.6 92.5 Low 05:55:07 - 06:25:07 -646
Madras/Culver 06:10:18 -50.1 Dark Down 23.1 90.3 Low 05:55:18 - 06:25:18 -677
Sisters 06:10:21 -50.2 Dark Down 22.8 89.9 Low 05:55:21 - 06:25:21 -687
Redmond 06:10:20 -50.4 Dark Down 23.0 90.1 Low 05:55:20 - 06:25:20 -698
Bend 06:10:22 -50.5 Dark Down 22.9 90.0 Low 05:55:22 - 06:25:22 -709
Oregon Observatory 06:10:23 -50.6 Dark Down 22.8 89.8 Low 05:55:23 - 06:25:23 -716
La Pine/Gilchrist 06:10:24 -50.7 Dark Down 22.8 89.7 Low 05:55:24 - 06:25:24 -728
North Lake 06:10:26 -51.3 Dark Down 23.3 89.9 Low 05:55:26 - 06:25:26 -772
Chiloquin 06:10:31 -51.4 Dark Down 22.6 89.0 Low 05:55:31 - 06:25:31 -792
Klamath Falls 06:10:33 -51.7 Dark Down 22.6 88.9 Low 05:55:33 - 06:25:33 -817
Paisley 06:10:28 -51.9 Dark Down 23.5 89.9 Low 05:55:28 - 06:25:28 -818
Tulelake 06:10:34 -52.0 Dark Down 22.8 89.0 Low 05:55:34 - 06:25:34 -843
Lakeview 06:10:31 -52.4 Dark Down 23.7 89.8 Low 05:55:31 - 06:25:31 -857
Cedarville 06:10:35 -53.0 Dark Down 23.8 89.7 Low 05:55:35 - 06:25:35 -907
Fall River/Burney 06:10:39 -52.7 Dark Down 22.9 88.7 Low 05:55:39 - 06:25:39 -907
Susanville 06:10:42 -53.6 Dark Down 23.5 88.9 Low 05:55:42 - 06:25:42 -971
Greenville 06:10:44 -53.6 Dark Down 23.2 88.6 Low 05:55:44 - 06:25:44 -982
Gimple 06:10:44 -53.7 Dark Down 23.3 88.6 Low 05:55:44 - 06:25:44 -985
Quincy 06:10:45 -53.8 Dark Down 23.2 88.5 Low 05:55:45 - 06:25:45 -997
Portola 06:10:45 -54.1 Dark Down 23.6 88.8 Low 05:55:45 - 06:25:45 -1019
Reno 06:10:46 -54.7 Dark Down 24.1 89.1 Low 05:55:46 - 06:25:46 -1055
Carson City 06:10:47 -54.9 Dark Down 24.1 88.9 Low 05:55:47 - 06:25:47 -1082
Gardnerville 06:10:49 -55.2 Dark Down 24.1 88.8 Low 05:55:49 - 06:25:49 -1101
Yerington 06:10:48 -55.4 Dark Down 24.6 89.2 Low 05:55:48 - 06:25:48 -1114
Hawthorne 06:10:49 -56.0 Dark Down 25.0 89.3 Low 05:55:49 - 06:25:49 -1162
Lee Vining 06:10:53 -56.2 Dark Down 24.6 88.8 Low 05:55:53 - 06:25:53 -1190
Tonopah 06:10:50 -57.1 Dark Down 26.1 90.0 Low 05:55:50 - 06:25:50 -1237
Bishop 06:10:55 -57.1 Dark Down 25.2 89.0 Low 05:55:55 - 06:25:55 -1255
Lone Pine 06:10:59 -57.8 Dark Down 25.5 88.8 Low 05:55:59 - 06:25:59 -1322
Beatty 06:10:55 -58.3 Dark Down 26.5 89.7 Low 05:55:55 - 06:25:55 -1338
CPSLO 06:11:10 -57.3 Dark Down 23.3 86.7 Low 05:56:10 - 06:26:10 -1346
Indian Springs 06:10:55 -59.1 Dark Down 27.4 90.2 Low 05:55:55 - 06:25:55 -1394
Niwot 06:10:13 -59.8 Dark Down 35.2 99.2 Up 05:55:13 - 06:25:13 -1431
Henderson 06:10:56 -59.8 Dark Down 27.9 90.3 Low 05:55:56 - 06:25:56 -1456
Wildwood 06:11:12 -59.3 Dark Down 25.0 87.3 Low 05:56:12 - 06:26:12 -1501
Searchlight/Boulder City 06:10:59 -60.3 Dark Down 28.0 90.1 Low 05:55:59 - 06:25:59 -1503
Laughlin/Bullhead City 06:11:00 -60.7 Dark Down 28.3 90.1 Low 05:56:00 - 06:26:00 -1537
Patrick 06:10:57 -60.9 Dark Down 28.9 90.6 Low 05:55:57 - 06:25:57 -1539
Kingman/Dolan Springs 06:10:59 -61.0 Dark Down 28.7 90.4 Low 05:55:59 - 06:25:59 -1551
Mohave Valley 06:11:01 -60.9 Dark Down 28.3 90.0 Low 05:56:01 - 06:26:01 -1559
DCO 06:10:57 -61.5 Dark Down 29.4 90.9 Low 05:55:57 - 06:25:57 -1585
Idyllwild 06:11:11 -60.7 Dark Down 26.5 88.2 Low 05:56:11 - 06:26:11 -1586
Lake Havasu City 06:11:03 -61.4 Dark Down 28.5 89.9 Low 05:56:03 - 06:26:03 -1598
Parker 06:11:05 -61.7 Dark Down 28.5 89.7 Low 05:56:05 - 06:26:05 -1627
Blythe 06:11:08 -61.9 Dark Down 28.3 89.3 Low 05:56:08 - 06:26:08 -1660
Calipatria 06:11:12 -61.8 Dark Down 27.5 88.5 Low 05:56:12 - 06:26:12 -1672
Yuma 06:11:12 -62.6 Dark Down 28.3 88.8 Low 05:56:12 - 06:26:12 -1735

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.

Do not use the listing below for the RECON CPC 1100 telescopes. This is provided for other non-team facilities.

Star training set for 14RQ63, (2020/10/21 06:07UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Aldebaran      04:35:55.3 +16:30:30  0.8  5.39 159
Bellatrix      05:25:07.8 +06:20:58  1.6 11.50 160
PPM 120402     04:55:50.2 +15:02:24  5.7  0.91 163
PPM 120440     04:58:11.4 +15:47:55  8.3  0.04 164
14RQ63         04:58:09.8 +15:45:22 16.3       164
Positions are for J2000

Event circumstances last updated at 2018/10/27 20:49:45 UT

Marc W. Buie, Southwest Research Institute

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