RECON: TNO occultation with 495603

Event between (495603) 15AM281 and star UC4-640-045324 with event index number of 200793

Geocentric closest approach at 2018/03/25 06:32:38 UTC

J2000 position of star is 10:04:45.2 +37:50:06
Equinox of date position of star is 10:05:49.2 +37:44:51
Stellar brightness R=16.5, use SENSEUP=128
Star is 45 degrees from the moon. Moon is 57% illuminated.
TNO apparent brightness V=21.3

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TNO is 43.7 AU from the Sun and 43.0 AU from the Earth.
The TNO is moving 19.2 km/sec on the sky relative to the star, or, 2.2 arcsec/hr.
The 1-sigma error in the time of the event is 131 seconds.
The 1-sigma cross-track error in the shadow position is 2100 km.
The sky-plane scale is 31187.4 km/arcsec.

The TNO has an absolute magnitude Hv=4.8
Diameter=660.7 km assuming a 5% albedo -- 34.4 sec chord
Diameter=269.7 km assuming a 30% albedo -- 14.0 sec chord
Dynamical classification is 5:2EEE+5:2EII
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star training set for 495603, (2018/03/25 06:33UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Regulus        10:09:20.5 +11:52:39  1.3 25.88  47
Merak          11:02:55.8 +56:17:03  2.4 20.84  58
21 LMi         10:08:30.0 +35:09:18  4.6  2.65  45
PPM 074956     10:04:58.6 +37:55:52  7.2  0.25  45
PPM 074970     10:06:23.3 +37:33:20  9.1  0.22  45
495603         10:05:50.3 +37:44:45 16.5        45
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 5.0 sigma about the mid-time.
The median site spacing is 27.7 km RECON observability=1.0 and success probability=3.3%
Site Site mid-time
(UT)
Sun alt
(deg)
Sky Moon Star alt
(deg)
Star az
(deg)
Target Observing Time
(UT)
X-track
(km)
Oroville 06:31:53 -35.5 Dark Up 76.8 216.8 Up 06:20:30 - 06:43:15 6863
Tonasket 06:31:53 -35.7 Dark Up 76.9 217.5 Up 06:20:30 - 06:43:15 6837
Okanogan 06:31:54 -36.0 Dark Up 77.3 217.9 Up 06:20:31 - 06:43:16 6801
Brewster 06:31:54 -36.1 Dark Up 77.6 218.0 Up 06:20:31 - 06:43:16 6771
Manson/Chelan 06:31:55 -36.2 Dark Up 77.9 217.5 Up 06:20:33 - 06:43:18 6749
Entiat 06:31:56 -36.4 Dark Up 78.1 217.9 Up 06:20:33 - 06:43:18 6725
Wenatchee 06:31:56 -36.5 Dark Up 78.3 218.3 Up 06:20:33 - 06:43:18 6698
Ellensburg 06:31:57 -36.8 Dark Up 78.7 218.8 Up 06:20:34 - 06:43:19 6653
Yakima 06:31:57 -37.2 Dark Up 79.1 220.1 Up 06:20:35 - 06:43:20 6608
Toppenish/White Swan 06:31:57 -37.4 Dark Up 79.1 221.4 Up 06:20:34 - 06:43:19 6584
Pasco 06:31:52 -37.9 Dark Up 78.6 225.9 Up 06:20:29 - 06:43:14 6568
PNWRO 06:31:51 -38.2 Dark Up 78.7 227.5 Up 06:20:28 - 06:43:13 6541
George/Umatilla 06:31:52 -38.2 Dark Up 79.0 226.5 Up 06:20:30 - 06:43:15 6532
Goldendale 06:31:59 -37.7 Dark Up 79.7 221.9 Up 06:20:36 - 06:43:21 6524
The Dalles 06:32:00 -37.8 Dark Up 80.1 221.4 Up 06:20:37 - 06:43:22 6500
Maupin 06:31:59 -38.2 Dark Up 80.3 223.5 Up 06:20:37 - 06:43:22 6454
Madras/Culver 06:31:59 -38.6 Dark Up 80.8 225.6 Up 06:20:37 - 06:43:22 6394
Sisters 06:32:02 -38.7 Dark Up 81.2 225.4 Up 06:20:39 - 06:43:24 6358
Redmond 06:32:00 -38.9 Dark Up 81.0 227.0 Up 06:20:37 - 06:43:22 6354
Bend 06:32:01 -39.0 Dark Up 81.2 227.5 Up 06:20:38 - 06:43:23 6331
Oregon Observatory 06:32:01 -39.1 Dark Up 81.4 227.9 Up 06:20:38 - 06:43:23 6312
La Pine/Gilchrist 06:32:01 -39.3 Dark Up 81.6 228.7 Up 06:20:38 - 06:43:23 6290
North Lake 06:31:59 -39.9 Dark Up 81.5 233.2 Up 06:20:37 - 06:43:22 6240
Paisley 06:31:58 -40.5 Dark Up 81.6 237.5 Up 06:20:35 - 06:43:20 6178
Chiloquin 06:32:03 -40.1 Dark Up 82.5 233.5 Up 06:20:41 - 06:43:26 6168
Klamath Falls 06:32:03 -40.4 Dark Up 82.6 235.9 Up 06:20:41 - 06:43:26 6130
Lakeview 06:31:57 -41.0 Dark Up 81.8 241.1 Up 06:20:34 - 06:43:19 6121
Tulelake 06:32:02 -40.7 Dark Up 82.6 238.8 Up 06:20:39 - 06:43:24 6099
Cedarville 06:31:56 -41.6 Dark Up 82.0 245.7 Up 06:20:34 - 06:43:19 6048
Fall River/Burney 06:32:02 -41.5 Dark Up 83.0 245.4 Up 06:20:39 - 06:43:24 5998
Niwot 06:30:52 -47.3 Dark Up 71.2 270.8 Up 06:19:30 - 06:42:15 5954
Susanville 06:31:58 -42.4 Dark Up 82.7 252.2 Up 06:20:36 - 06:43:21 5926
Greenville 06:32:00 -42.5 Dark Up 83.0 253.6 Up 06:20:37 - 06:43:22 5896
Gimple 06:31:59 -42.5 Dark Up 82.9 253.8 Up 06:20:37 - 06:43:22 5896
Quincy 06:32:00 -42.6 Dark Up 83.0 255.2 Up 06:20:37 - 06:43:22 5874
Portola 06:31:58 -42.9 Dark Up 82.7 257.1 Up 06:20:35 - 06:43:20 5858
Reno 06:31:56 -43.4 Dark Up 82.3 260.3 Up 06:20:33 - 06:43:18 5827
Carson City 06:31:55 -43.7 Dark Up 82.3 262.9 Up 06:20:33 - 06:43:18 5787
Yerington 06:31:52 -44.2 Dark Up 81.9 265.1 Up 06:20:30 - 06:43:15 5765
Gardnerville 06:31:55 -44.0 Dark Up 82.3 264.8 Up 06:20:32 - 06:43:17 5760
Hawthorne 06:31:49 -44.8 Dark Up 81.5 268.7 Up 06:20:27 - 06:43:12 5712
Tonopah 06:31:44 -45.7 Dark Up 80.4 272.4 Up 06:20:21 - 06:43:06 5660
Lee Vining 06:31:52 -45.1 Dark Up 81.8 272.3 Up 06:20:30 - 06:43:15 5650
Bishop 06:31:49 -45.9 Dark Up 81.2 276.4 Up 06:20:26 - 06:43:11 5583
Beatty 06:31:42 -46.9 Dark Up 79.9 279.1 Up 06:20:19 - 06:43:04 5532
Lone Pine 06:31:47 -46.6 Dark Up 80.9 281.2 Up 06:20:24 - 06:43:09 5498
Indian Springs 06:31:37 -47.6 Dark Up 79.0 280.7 Up 06:20:14 - 06:42:59 5497
Henderson 06:31:33 -48.4 Dark Up 78.4 283.2 Up 06:20:10 - 06:42:55 5439
Searchlight/Boulder City 06:31:33 -48.9 Dark Up 78.2 285.8 Up 06:20:11 - 06:42:56 5375
Patrick 06:31:28 -49.3 Dark Up 77.3 285.6 Up 06:20:06 - 06:42:51 5372
CPSLO 06:31:59 -46.5 Dark Up 82.5 292.2 Up 06:20:37 - 06:43:22 5359
Kingman/Dolan Springs 06:31:29 -49.5 Dark Up 77.4 286.6 Up 06:20:06 - 06:42:51 5347
Laughlin/Bullhead City 06:31:31 -49.3 Dark Up 77.8 287.0 Up 06:20:08 - 06:42:53 5343
DCO 06:31:25 -49.9 Dark Up 76.7 286.6 Up 06:20:03 - 06:42:48 5341
Mohave Valley 06:31:30 -49.5 Dark Up 77.7 288.2 Up 06:20:08 - 06:42:53 5313
Lake Havasu City 06:31:30 -50.0 Dark Up 77.4 289.7 Up 06:20:08 - 06:42:53 5269
Parker 06:31:30 -50.3 Dark Up 77.3 291.2 Up 06:20:07 - 06:42:52 5230
Wildwood 06:31:50 -48.5 Dark Up 80.5 296.2 Up 06:20:28 - 06:43:13 5221
Idyllwild 06:31:41 -49.6 Dark Up 78.9 295.3 Up 06:20:19 - 06:43:04 5181
Blythe 06:31:31 -50.6 Dark Up 77.3 293.6 Up 06:20:09 - 06:42:54 5172
Calipatria 06:31:35 -50.7 Dark Up 77.8 296.6 Up 06:20:13 - 06:42:58 5115
Yuma 06:31:31 -51.4 Dark Up 76.9 297.3 Up 06:20:09 - 06:42:54 5069

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 495603, (2018/03/25 06:33UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Regulus        10:08:22.0 +11:58:02  1.3 25.88  47
Merak          11:01:50.7 +56:22:57  2.4 20.84  58
21 LMi         10:07:25.9 +35:14:41  4.6  2.65  45
PPM 074956     10:03:53.4 +38:01:12  7.2  0.25  45
PPM 074970     10:05:18.3 +37:38:41  9.1  0.22  45
495603         10:04:45.2 +37:50:06 16.5        45
Positions are for J2000

Event circumstances last updated at 2017/12/02 17:22:55 UT

Marc W. Buie, Southwest Research Institute

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