RECON: TNO occultation with 8405

Event between (8405) Asbolus and star UC4-650-029868 with event index number of 209737

Geocentric closest approach at 2019/08/15 02:02:16 UTC

J2000 position of star is 05:22:19.6 +39:49:10
Equinox of date position of star is 05:23:33.4 +39:50:07
Stellar brightness R=15.9, use SENSEUP=128
Star is 124 degrees from the moon. Moon is 100% illuminated.
TNO apparent brightness V=22.9

TNO is 22.4 AU from the Sun and 22.9 AU from the Earth.
The TNO is moving 20.5 km/sec on the sky relative to the star, or, 4.5 arcsec/hr.
The 1-sigma error in the time of the event is 150 seconds.
The 1-sigma cross-track error in the shadow position is 1972 km.

The TNO has an absolute magnitude Hv=9.1
Diameter=91.2 km assuming a 5% albedo -- 4.4 sec chord
Diameter=37.2 km assuming a 30% albedo -- 1.8 sec chord
Dynamical classification is CENTAURR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star training set for 8405, (2019/08/15 02:02UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Aldebaran      04:37:02.9 +16:32:50  0.8 25.40 112
3Iot Aur       04:58:16.5 +33:11:43  2.7  8.37 119
PPM 048055     05:24:13.1 +41:02:48  5.0  1.21 124
PPM 070296     05:25:41.0 +39:39:39  8.4  0.42 125
PPM 070249     05:23:08.5 +39:42:55  8.8  0.16 124
PPM 070243     05:22:54.4 +39:53:24 11.5  0.16 124
8405           05:23:41.5 +39:50:13 15.9       125
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 8405, (2019/08/15 02:02UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Aldebaran      04:35:55.3 +16:30:30  0.8 25.40 112
3Iot Aur       04:56:59.6 +33:09:58  2.7  8.37 119
PPM 048055     05:22:50.2 +41:01:45  5.0  1.21 124
PPM 070296     05:24:19.2 +39:38:39  8.4  0.42 125
PPM 070249     05:21:46.7 +39:41:51  8.8  0.16 124
PPM 070243     05:21:32.4 +39:52:20 11.5  0.16 124
8405           05:22:19.6 +39:49:10 15.9       124
Positions are for J2000

Event circumstances last updated at 2017/09/01 17:00:30 UT

Marc W. Buie, Southwest Research Institute

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