Object: Asteroid (1177) Gonnessia
Event Date: 2014 July 15 UT (Monday, July 14 Pacific)
Observation Window: 06:33 – 06:35 UT (23:33 – 23:35 PDT)
Sense-Up: x16 or x32 depending on conditions
RA: 19:37:16.2723, J2000
Star Magnitude: 13.0
Combined Magnitude: 12.7
Magnitude Drop: 1.6
Star Altitude: 39 degrees SE
Moon Phase: waning gibbous
Moon Distance: 38 degrees
The predicted shadow path tracks east to west. Note that there are two prediction feeds for this event. The North American Low Magnitude Feed centers the event directly over the RECON network. The IOTA Feed places the centerline prediction over the southern portion of the network. However, the full network is still within the 2-sigma uncertainty. In advance of this event, please sign up for the event on OccultWatcher. Also, be sure to charge the power supply for the telescope and camera and charge your netbook. Also note that you can practice for both (1177) Gonnessia and (429) Lotis leading up to both events. Because it takes the Mallincam time to stabilize after changing sense-up settings, observers should be on the field and change the recording sense-up value by 06:28 UT (11:28 PM PDT). Thank you for keeping track of your observations using the RECON Observation Logsheet.
Star Hop List
Star hop list for (1177) Gonnessia 2014/07/15 06:34 UT Star RA J2000 Dec mag sep moon Antares 16:29:24.4 -26:25:55 0.9 48.67 83.0 41Pi Sgr 19:09:45.8 -21:01:26 2.9 15.58 46.3 39Kap Aql 19:36:53.5 -07:01:39 4.9 0.13 38.4 PPM 203055 19:35:35.6 -07:18:59 8.4 0.57 38.8 PPM 203098 19:37:21.2 -06:53:39 9.3 0.04 38.3 (1177) Gonnessia 19:37:16.3 -06:55:54 13.0
sep = degrees from the target star, moon is how far the hop star is away from the Moon.
For finder charts and a predicted ground-track of this event, visit Asteroid Occultation Updates. Additional charts are available on the Quincy RECON Google+ Page. The following charts were generate using the AAVSO Variable Star Plotter:
Images of Star Field
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