RECON: TNO occultation with 469442

Event between (469442) 02GG166 and star UC4-342-073413 with event index number of 148116

Geocentric closest approach at 2018/05/06 21:28:11 UTC

J2000 position of star is 15:24:21.1 -21:38:23
Equinox of date position of star is 15:25:21.7 -21:42:01
Stellar brightness R=14.8, use SENSEUP=128
Star is 69 degrees from the moon. Moon is 61% illuminated.
TNO apparent brightness V=20.7

TNO is 19.4 AU from the Sun and 18.4 AU from the Earth.
The TNO is moving 21.9 km/sec on the sky relative to the star, or, 5.9 arcsec/hr.
The 1-sigma error in the time of the event is 59 seconds.
The 1-sigma cross-track error in the shadow position is 857 km.

The TNO has an absolute magnitude Hv=7.9
Diameter=158.5 km assuming a 5% albedo -- 7.2 sec chord
Diameter=64.7 km assuming a 30% albedo -- 3.0 sec chord
Dynamical classification is CENTAURR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star training set for 469442, (2018/05/06 21:28UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Antares        16:30:32.1 -26:28:16  0.9 15.59  54
7Del Sco       16:01:25.3 -22:40:21  2.3  8.39  61
PPM 264334     15:31:40.1 -20:47:26  6.5  1.72  68
PPM 264222     15:26:26.7 -21:59:35  7.6  0.37  69
PPM 264182     15:24:22.2 -21:44:12  9.1  0.25  69
469442         15:25:25.1 -21:42:13 14.8        69
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 469442, (2018/05/06 21:28UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Antares        16:29:24.4 -26:25:56  0.9 15.59  54
7Del Sco       16:00:20.0 -22:37:18  2.3  8.39  61
PPM 264334     15:30:36.3 -20:43:43  6.5  1.72  68
PPM 264222     15:25:22.6 -21:55:46  7.6  0.37  69
PPM 264182     15:23:18.2 -21:40:20  9.1  0.25  69
469442         15:24:21.1 -21:38:23 14.8        69
Positions are for J2000

Event circumstances last updated at 2017/05/18 18:02:45 UT

Marc W. Buie, Southwest Research Institute

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