RECON: TNO occultation with 307261

Event between (307261) 02MS4 and star UC4-417-087337 with event index number of 118670

Geocentric closest approach at 2018/06/03 20:00:15 UTC

J2000 position of star is 18:43:31.9 -06:37:58
Equinox of date position of star is 18:44:28.7 -06:36:51
Stellar brightness R=15.7, use SENSEUP=128
Star is 34 degrees from the moon. Moon is 77% illuminated.
TNO apparent brightness V=20.4

TNO is 46.7 AU from the Sun and 45.8 AU from the Earth.
The TNO is moving 22.1 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 419 seconds.
The 1-sigma cross-track error in the shadow position is 4000 km.

The TNO has an absolute magnitude Hv=3.7
Diameter=1096.5 km assuming a 5% albedo -- 49.6 sec chord
Diameter=447.7 km assuming a 30% albedo -- 20.2 sec chord
Dynamical classification is SCATEXTD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star training set for 307261, (2018/06/03 20:00UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Antares        16:30:32.4 -26:28:17  0.9 37.55  61
60Bet Oph      17:44:23.0 +04:33:39  2.8 18.71  52
PPM 202054     18:43:35.8 -07:03:17  6.5  0.50  34
PPM 202094     18:45:40.3 -06:30:58  6.8  0.30  33
PPM 202064     18:44:09.8 -06:49:07  9.1  0.22  34
307261         18:44:31.4 -06:36:48 15.7        33
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 307261, (2018/06/03 20:00UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Antares        16:29:24.4 -26:25:56  0.9 37.55  61
60Bet Oph      17:43:28.3 +04:34:05  2.8 18.71  52
PPM 202054     18:42:36.1 -07:04:26  6.5  0.50  34
PPM 202094     18:44:40.9 -06:32:10  6.8  0.30  33
PPM 202064     18:43:10.2 -06:50:17  9.1  0.22  34
307261         18:43:31.9 -06:37:58 15.7        34
Positions are for J2000

Event circumstances last updated at 2017/08/04 18:01:42 UT

Marc W. Buie, Southwest Research Institute

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