Observation Campaigns

Listed below are both upcoming and past observation campaigns for the RECON network.  You can also view the following RECON prediction tables that the RECON leadership team is actively updating and using to prepare for upcoming events:

  • Global TNO Event Candidate List – Listing of all known TNO appulses (closest approaches to Earth) over the next two years
  • RECON TNO Event Watchlist – Candidate objects that may be visible across the network that require follow-up astrometry observations.
  • RECON TNO Event List – Best candidates for TNO occultation that are visible from the entire RECON network over the next two years

For more information on how you can participate in these campaign events, please contact tnorecon-org@mailman.boulder.swri.edu.

Upcoming RECON Campaigns

To be announced.

Past RECON Campaigns

2017C – Main Belt Asteroid (96) Aegle on 2017 April 14, 05:47 UT

2017B – Centaur 07RG283 on 2017 February 18, 05:36 UT

2017A – Centaur 12CG on 2017 January 24, 05:51 UT

2017 January 07, 06:45 UT – Main Belt Asteroid (362) Havnia (OPTIONAL)

2017 January 02, 07:59 UT – Classical KBO Sila-Nunam (OPTIONAL)

2016H – 14UT114 on 2016 December 11, 08:55 UT

2016G – 08FC76 on 2016 November 23, 11:55 UT

2016F – 12UT68 on 2016 October 24, 06:12 UT

2016 August 4 UT – Carson City Practice – 11HZ102

2016 August 5 UT – Carson City Practice – 01KO77

2016 July 23, 05:15 UT – Classical Kuiper Belt Object Quaoar (OPTIONAL)

2016 June 26, 06:49 UT – Classical Kuiper Belt Object Quaoar (OPTIONAL)

2016E – 08JO41 on 2016 June 20, 08:48 UT

2016D – 99CY118 on 2016 May 26, 06:50:31 UT

2016C – 02GZ32 on 2016 May 09, 09:29:46 UT

2016B – 99HR11 on 2016 May 09, 08:14:32 UT

2016A – 03WL7 on 2016 January 20, 03:36 UT

2015D – Bienor on 2015 December 5,07:43 UT

2015C – 2013 WV107 on 2015 December 1, 08:02 UT

2015B – 2007 RG283 on 2015 October 19, 06:54 UT

2015 July 15, 05:03 UT – (50000) 1 Weywot (OPTIONAL)

2015A – 2001 FE193 on 2015 June 11, 06:50 UT

2015 April 19, 04:38:37 UT – (382004) 10RM64 (Practice event for Northern Training)

2015 April 19, 04:55-04:59 UT – (737) Arequipa (Practice event for Northern Training)

2015 April 2, 04:55-04:57 UT – (90) Antiope (Pilot & Southern Network – Tulelake to Yuma)

2015 March 22, 03:02-03:06 UT – (124) Alkeste (Practice event for Kingman training)

2014 November 15, 10:20-10:31 UT – 229762 2007 UK126

2014 October 21, 4:21-4:23 UT – (225) Henrietta (OPTIONAL)

2014 July 27, 05:30 UT – (429) Lotis (SOUTHERN REGION: Bishop to Greenville)

2014 July 16, 06:38 UT – (240) Vanadis (NORTHERN REGION: Tulelake to Carson)

2014 July 15, 06:33 UT – (1177) Gonnessia (SOUTHERN REGION: Bishop to Greenville)

2014 April 26, 04:43 UT – (1332) Marconia

2014 April 6, 03:26UT – (56) Melete (OPTIONAL)

2014 March 3, 09:10 UT – 2001 XR254 (OPTIONAL)

2014 February 16, 14:05 UT – (976) Benjamina (OPTIONAL)

2013 November 9, 06:07 UT – (176) Iduna

2013 October 21, 06:46 UT – (617) Patroclus (Optional but encouraged for Southern Network)

2013 August 24, 06:13 UT – (489) Comacina

2013 July 30, 06:45 UT – (387) Aquitania (NORTH REGION: Tulelake to Burney-Fall River)

2013 July 16, 05:15 UT – (25) Phocaea (SOUTH REGION: Reno to Bishop/Tonopah)

2013 July 11, 07:30 UT – (1910) Mikhailov – (CENTRAL REGION: Burney-Fall River to Yerington)

2013 May 06, 11:10 UT – (225) Henrietta (Optional but encouraged)

2013 May 04, 08:22 UT – Pluto (Priority Campaign)

2013 Apr 18, 05:40 UT – (211) Isolda (Optional but encouraged)

2013 Feb 07, 05:32 UT – (63) Ausonia (RECON Spring Training Simulation)

2013 Feb 07, 03:57 UT – (22) Kalliope (RECON Spring Training Simulation)

2013 Feb 06, 04:45 UT – (4164) Shilov (RECON Spring Training Simulation)

2013 Feb 11, 06:48 UT – (451) Patientia (Carson City, Yerrington, Portola)

Observation Resources

To upload video files and Observation Logsheet, go to http://spikard.boulder.swri.edu/upload.html

For additional information on measuring planetary objects using occultations, check out The Complete Guide to Lunar, Grazing, and Asteroid Occultations, a book published by the International Occultation Timing Association (IOTA).