RECON: TNO occultation with 12UN177

Event between 12UN177 and star GA1260:00603827 with event index number of 1118017

Geocentric closest approach at 2021/09/26 04:58:29 UTC

J2000 position of star is 02:47:51.6 +36:11:47
Equinox of date position of star is 02:49:04.1 +36:16:36
Stellar brightness G=11.4, use SENSEUP=8
Star is 22 degrees from the moon. Moon is 76% illuminated.
TNO apparent brightness V=23.3

[RECON map]
TNO is 36.3 AU from the Sun and 35.7 AU from the Earth.
The TNO is moving 17.0 km/sec on the sky relative to the star, or, 2.4 arcsec/hr.
The 1-sigma error in the time of the event is 466 seconds.
The 1-sigma cross-track error in the shadow position is 3988 km.
The sky-plane scale is 25882.7 km/arcsec.

The TNO has an absolute magnitude Hv=7.6
Diameter=186.2 km assuming a 5% albedo -- 11.0 sec chord
Diameter=76.0 km assuming a 30% albedo -- 4.5 sec chord
Dynamical classification is SCATEXTD
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star training set for 12UN177, (2021/09/26 04:58UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Aldebaran      04:37:10.2 +16:33:05  0.8 31.01   9
Algol          03:09:35.5 +41:02:16  2.1  6.19  23
17 Per         02:52:51.6 +35:08:53  5.8  1.36  21
PPM 067734     02:48:19.3 +36:04:25  7.2  0.28  22
PPM 067771     02:49:59.8 +36:17:58  9.0  0.16  22
12UN177        02:49:12.7 +36:17:10 11.4        22
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 1.9 sigma about the mid-time.
The median site spacing is 17.7 km RECON observability=1.0 and success probability=7.2%
Site Site mid-time
(UT)
Sun alt
(deg)
Sky Moon Star alt
(deg)
Star az
(deg)
Target Observing Time
(UT)
X-track
(km)
Kelowna 05:03:02 -30.0 Dark Up 32.6 70.8 Up 04:48:02 - 05:18:02 6542
Summerland 05:03:03 -30.1 Dark Up 32.3 70.4 Up 04:48:03 - 05:18:03 6530
Penticton 05:03:04 -30.2 Dark Up 32.4 70.5 Up 04:48:04 - 05:18:04 6520
Okanagan Falls 05:03:05 -30.3 Dark Up 32.3 70.4 Up 04:48:05 - 05:18:05 6506
Oliver 05:03:05 -30.4 Dark Up 32.3 70.3 Up 04:48:05 - 05:18:05 6493
Anarchist Mountain Observatory 05:03:06 -30.6 Dark Up 32.3 70.3 Up 04:48:06 - 05:18:06 6471
Oroville 05:03:06 -30.6 Dark Up 32.3 70.2 Up 04:48:06 - 05:18:06 6468
Tonasket 05:03:06 -30.8 Dark Up 32.2 70.1 Up 04:48:06 - 05:18:06 6449
Okanogan 05:03:09 -30.9 Dark Up 32.0 69.8 Up 04:48:09 - 05:18:09 6429
Brewster 05:03:09 -31.0 Dark Up 31.8 69.5 Up 04:48:09 - 05:18:09 6415
Manson/Chelan 05:03:11 -30.9 Dark Up 31.5 69.2 Up 04:48:11 - 05:18:11 6414
Entiat 05:03:12 -31.0 Dark Up 31.3 69.0 Up 04:48:12 - 05:18:12 6399
Wenatchee 05:03:13 -31.1 Dark Up 31.2 68.8 Up 04:48:13 - 05:18:13 6383
Ellensburg 05:03:15 -31.3 Dark Up 30.9 68.4 Up 04:48:15 - 05:18:15 6359
Yakima 05:03:16 -31.5 Dark Up 30.7 68.2 Up 04:48:16 - 05:18:16 6327
Toppenish/White Swan 05:03:18 -31.7 Dark Up 30.8 68.2 Up 04:48:18 - 05:18:18 6302
Goldendale 05:03:20 -31.8 Dark Up 30.3 67.7 Up 04:48:20 - 05:18:20 6276
The Dalles 05:03:21 -31.8 Dark Up 30.0 67.3 Low 04:48:21 - 05:18:21 6274
Pasco 05:03:17 -32.5 Dark Up 31.5 68.9 Up 04:48:17 - 05:18:17 6238
Maupin 05:03:24 -32.1 Dark Up 29.9 67.2 Low 04:48:24 - 05:18:24 6235
George/Umatilla 05:03:17 -32.6 Dark Up 31.3 68.5 Up 04:48:17 - 05:18:17 6220
PNWRO 05:03:17 -32.8 Dark Up 31.6 68.8 Up 04:48:17 - 05:18:17 6208
Madras/Culver 05:03:24 -32.4 Dark Up 29.7 66.9 Low 04:48:24 - 05:18:24 6192
Sisters 05:03:27 -32.3 Dark Up 29.2 66.5 Low 04:48:27 - 05:18:27 6185
Redmond 05:03:27 -32.6 Dark Up 29.5 66.7 Low 04:48:27 - 05:18:27 6165
Bend 05:03:28 -32.6 Dark Up 29.3 66.5 Low 04:48:28 - 05:18:28 6154
Oregon Observatory 05:03:28 -32.6 Dark Up 29.2 66.3 Low 04:48:28 - 05:18:28 6146
La Pine/Gilchrist 05:03:29 -32.7 Dark Up 29.0 66.2 Low 04:48:29 - 05:18:29 6131
North Lake 05:03:30 -33.3 Dark Up 29.3 66.3 Low 04:48:30 - 05:18:30 6068
Chiloquin 05:03:34 -33.2 Dark Up 28.4 65.4 Low 04:48:34 - 05:18:34 6056
Klamath Falls 05:03:35 -33.4 Dark Up 28.3 65.3 Low 04:48:35 - 05:18:35 6024
Paisley 05:03:31 -33.9 Dark Up 29.3 66.2 Low 04:48:31 - 05:18:31 6006
Tulelake 05:03:36 -33.7 Dark Up 28.4 65.3 Low 04:48:36 - 05:18:36 5987
Lakeview 05:03:33 -34.3 Dark Up 29.2 66.0 Low 04:48:33 - 05:18:33 5955
Fall River/Burney 05:03:39 -34.3 Dark Up 28.0 65.0 Low 04:48:39 - 05:18:39 5907
Cedarville 05:03:35 -34.8 Dark Up 29.1 65.8 Low 04:48:35 - 05:18:35 5891
Susanville 05:03:40 -35.1 Dark Up 28.3 65.0 Low 04:48:40 - 05:18:40 5819
Greenville 05:03:41 -35.1 Dark Up 28.0 64.7 Low 04:48:41 - 05:18:41 5810
Gimple 05:03:41 -35.2 Dark Up 28.0 64.8 Low 04:48:41 - 05:18:41 5806
Quincy 05:03:42 -35.2 Dark Up 27.9 64.6 Low 04:48:42 - 05:18:42 5792
Portola 05:03:42 -35.6 Dark Up 28.2 64.8 Low 04:48:42 - 05:18:42 5759
Reno 05:03:42 -36.2 Dark Up 28.5 65.0 Low 04:48:42 - 05:18:42 5705
Carson City 05:03:43 -36.4 Dark Up 28.4 64.8 Low 04:48:43 - 05:18:43 5673
Gardnerville 05:03:44 -36.6 Dark Up 28.3 64.7 Low 04:48:44 - 05:18:44 5650
Yerington 05:03:43 -36.9 Dark Up 28.7 65.0 Low 04:48:43 - 05:18:43 5626
Hawthorne 05:03:43 -37.5 Dark Up 28.9 65.0 Low 04:48:43 - 05:18:43 5561
Lee Vining 05:03:46 -37.5 Dark Up 28.3 64.5 Low 04:48:46 - 05:18:46 5535
Tonopah 05:03:43 -38.7 Dark Up 29.7 65.4 Low 04:48:43 - 05:18:43 5452
Bishop 05:03:47 -38.3 Dark Up 28.6 64.5 Low 04:48:47 - 05:18:47 5447
CPSLO 05:03:57 -37.9 Dark Up 26.1 62.7 Low 04:48:57 - 05:18:57 5378
Lone Pine 05:03:49 -39.0 Dark Up 28.5 64.3 Low 04:48:49 - 05:18:49 5364
Beatty 05:03:46 -39.7 Dark Up 29.6 65.0 Low 04:48:46 - 05:18:46 5328
Indian Springs 05:03:46 -40.6 Dark Up 30.2 65.2 Up 04:48:46 - 05:18:46 5247
Wildwood 05:03:57 -40.0 Dark Up 27.0 62.9 Low 04:48:57 - 05:18:57 5166
Henderson 05:03:45 -41.3 Dark Up 30.5 65.2 Up 04:48:45 - 05:18:45 5165
Niwot 05:03:12 -44.0 Dark Up 39.1 71.9 Up 04:48:12 - 05:18:12 5113
Searchlight/Boulder City 05:03:47 -41.7 Dark Up 30.3 65.0 Up 04:48:47 - 05:18:47 5110
SwRI 05:03:13 -44.1 Dark Up 39.0 71.8 Up 04:48:13 - 05:18:13 5107
Laughlin/Bullhead City 05:03:47 -42.1 Dark Up 30.5 64.9 Up 04:48:47 - 05:18:47 5066
Patrick 05:03:45 -42.4 Dark Up 31.1 65.3 Up 04:48:45 - 05:18:45 5055
Kingman/Dolan Springs 05:03:46 -42.4 Dark Up 30.8 65.1 Up 04:48:46 - 05:18:46 5043
Mohave Valley 05:03:48 -42.3 Dark Up 30.3 64.8 Up 04:48:48 - 05:18:48 5041
Idyllwild 05:03:55 -41.5 Dark Up 28.3 63.4 Low 04:48:55 - 05:18:55 5040
DCO 05:03:44 -43.1 Dark Up 31.5 65.4 Up 04:48:44 - 05:18:44 4993
Lake Havasu City 05:03:49 -42.7 Dark Up 30.4 64.7 Up 04:48:49 - 05:18:49 4992
Parker 05:03:49 -42.9 Dark Up 30.2 64.5 Up 04:48:49 - 05:18:49 4958
Calipatria 05:03:54 -42.7 Dark Up 28.9 63.6 Low 04:48:54 - 05:18:54 4925
Blythe 05:03:52 -43.0 Dark Up 29.8 64.1 Low 04:48:52 - 05:18:52 4924
Yuma 05:03:54 -43.5 Dark Up 29.4 63.6 Low 04:48:54 - 05:18:54 4841

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 12UN177, (2021/09/26 04:58UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Aldebaran      04:35:55.3 +16:30:30  0.8 31.01   9
Algol          03:08:10.1 +40:57:20  2.1  6.19  23
17 Per         02:51:30.9 +35:03:34  5.8  1.36  21
PPM 067734     02:46:58.4 +35:59:01  7.2  0.28  22
PPM 067771     02:48:38.6 +36:12:36  9.0  0.16  22
12UN177        02:47:51.6 +36:11:47 11.4        22
Positions are for J2000

Event circumstances last updated at 2019/06/08 02:24:04 UT

Marc W. Buie, Southwest Research Institute

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