RECON: TNO occultation with 468861

Event between (468861) 13LU28 and star UC4-631-052289 with event index number of 129963

Geocentric closest approach at 2018/03/31 12:48:52 UTC

J2000 position of star is 15:39:43.9 +36:04:11
Equinox of date position of star is 15:40:24.0 +36:00:49
Stellar brightness R=15.7, use SENSEUP=128
Star is 54 degrees from the moon. Moon is 100% illuminated.
TNO apparent brightness V=20.0

TNO is 14.9 AU from the Sun and 14.4 AU from the Earth.
The TNO is moving 36.7 km/sec on the sky relative to the star, or, 12.6 arcsec/hr.
The 1-sigma error in the time of the event is 41 seconds.
The 1-sigma cross-track error in the shadow position is 1481 km.

The TNO has an absolute magnitude Hv=8.0
Diameter=151.4 km assuming a 5% albedo -- 4.1 sec chord
Diameter=61.8 km assuming a 30% albedo -- 1.7 sec chord
Dynamical classification is CENTAURR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star training set for 468861, (2018/03/31 12:49UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Arcturus       14:16:29.7 +19:05:18  0.0 25.04  29
Alphekka       15:35:27.7 +26:39:15  2.2  9.42  49
PPM 078732     15:39:31.2 +34:36:59  6.1  1.41  53
PPM 078728     15:38:55.7 +36:11:19  8.4  0.35  54
468861         15:40:25.5 +36:00:41 15.7        54
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 468861, (2018/03/31 12:49UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Arcturus       14:15:38.3 +19:10:22  0.0 25.04  29
Alphekka       15:34:41.4 +26:42:51  2.2  9.42  49
PPM 078732     15:38:48.8 +34:40:30  6.1  1.41  53
PPM 078728     15:38:14.1 +36:14:51  8.4  0.35  54
468861         15:39:43.9 +36:04:11 15.7        54
Positions are for J2000

Event circumstances last updated at 2017/08/01 16:36:16 UT

Marc W. Buie, Southwest Research Institute

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