RECON: TNO occultation with 29981

Event between (29981) 99TD10 and star UC4-535-034266 with event index number of 94983

Geocentric closest approach at 2017/12/20 23:21:13 UTC

J2000 position of star is 06:48:57.6 +16:49:10
Equinox of date position of star is 06:49:57.9 +16:47:56
Stellar brightness R=16.4, use SENSEUP=128
Star is 163 degrees from the moon. Moon is 6% illuminated.
TNO apparent brightness V=23.3

TNO is 29.2 AU from the Sun and 28.2 AU from the Earth.
The TNO is moving 24.7 km/sec on the sky relative to the star, or, 4.3 arcsec/hr.
The 1-sigma error in the time of the event is 281 seconds.
The 1-sigma cross-track error in the shadow position is 1283 km.

The TNO has an absolute magnitude Hv=8.7
Diameter=109.7 km assuming a 5% albedo -- 4.4 sec chord
Diameter=44.8 km assuming a 30% albedo -- 1.8 sec chord
Dynamical classification is CENTAURR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star training set for 29981, (2017/12/20 23:21UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Betelgeuse     05:56:08.7 +07:24:32  0.4 16.15 147
Alhena         06:38:45.0 +16:22:57  1.9  2.73 160
33 Gem         06:50:51.9 +16:10:52  5.9  0.65 163
PPM 123040     06:48:25.5 +16:57:04  8.5  0.41 162
PPM 123092     06:50:18.4 +16:26:18 10.5  0.37 163
29981          06:50:00.0 +16:47:53 16.4       163
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 29981, (2017/12/20 23:21UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Betelgeuse     05:55:10.3 +07:24:26  0.4 16.15 147
Alhena         06:37:42.8 +16:23:57  1.9  2.73 160
33 Gem         06:49:49.8 +16:12:10  5.9  0.65 163
PPM 123040     06:47:23.1 +16:58:19  8.5  0.41 162
PPM 123092     06:49:16.2 +16:27:35 10.5  0.37 163
29981          06:48:57.6 +16:49:10 16.4       163
Positions are for J2000

Event circumstances last updated at 2017/05/17 17:58:03 UT

Marc W. Buie, Southwest Research Institute

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