This table lists the best candidates for TNO occultation for the next two years that are visible from the entire network. These events all have a minimum success probability of 30%.
This list was last updated at 2018/09/25 18:32:01 UT
|TNO pos err||Diam(5%)||Diam(30%)||DES Classification||StarID||RA||Dec||mag||minsep||selong||RECON||Prob|
|155122||2018 Oct 20 07:45:15||248835||21.6||0.0||0.12||76||31||CENTAURR||GA1320:01948292||04:30:55.4||+43:16:45||16.4||0.15||130||1.00||37.3%|
|173974||2018 Dec 19 07:29:57||14UT114||21.1||0.7||0.11||105||43||CENTAURR||GA1260:01057486||04:05:13.3||+36:29:04||16.1||0.12||154||1.00||33.9%|
|179173||2019 Jan 28 05:11:20||14YY49||22.9||3.7||0.25||58||24||CENTAURR||GA0900:02190224||06:59:55.5||+01:25:26||14.5||0.11||150||1.00||32.4%|
|216397||2019 Oct 22 11:56:34||281371||20.3||0.8||0.13||83||34||CENTAURR||GA1000:01539890||06:15:14.5||+11:18:06||14.8||0.11||114||1.00||51.6%|
|232708||2020 Jan 02 02:58:42||15875||21.7||0.9||0.37||240||98||3:2E||GA1160:01598803||05:48:34.5||+27:51:02||16.6||0.11||166||1.00||40.8%|
|239981||2020 Jan 10 10:15:07||248835||21.7||0.0||0.12||76||31||CENTAURR||GA1280:01542791||04:42:15.5||+39:35:00||13.3||0.06||142||1.00||43.3%|
|241265||2020 Jan 15 09:50:18||449097||21.1||2.9||0.30||72||30||CENTAURR||GA1260:03019228||06:59:27.2||+37:05:53||7.9||0.11||161||1.00||50.3%|
The green lines highlight those events for which the star is visible to the entire RECON network at the time of the appulse. This corresponds to a "score" (second to last column) of 1. If the score is between 0 and 1, only part of the network can view the star at the right time. The last column is the estimate of the probability of success for RECON if it attempts this event. This number is based on the uncertainty in the prediction combined with the actual geometry for RECON for the event. In general, we look for a probability greater than about 30% for an official RECON campaign. This probability does not include any factors such as weather.
Most of the columns are self-explanatory. The two diameters give an estimate of the size of the object for two different albedos (5% and 30%). "TNO pos err" is the uncertainty in the position of the TNO at the time of the appulse, in arc-seconds. "minsep" is the minimum separation (in arcsec) between the star and TNO as seen from the position of the center of the earth. "selong" is the angle between the sun and the object (solar elongation) at the time of the event.Marc W. Buie, Southwest Research Institute