2014 July 27 UT – (429) Lotis

Event Details

Object: Asteroid (429) Lotis
Event Date: 2014 July 27 UT (Saturday, July 26 Pacific)
Observation Window: 05:29 – 05:31 UT (22:29 – 22:31 PDT)

Sense-Up: x16 or x32 depending on conditions
RA: 18:49:03.3703 (J2000)
DEC: -08:36:51.609
Star Magnitude: 13.1
Combined Magnitude: 12.6
Magnitude Drop: 1.0

Star Altitude: 40 degrees South
Moon Phase: new moon
Moon Distance: below horizon


The predicted shadow path tracks east to west. There there currently only one prediction feed for this event. The North American Low Magnitude Feed centers the event directly over Gardnerville with all sites withing 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 (429) Lotis and (1177) Gonnessia 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 05:24 UT (10:24 PM PDT).

Thank you for keeping track of your observations using the RECON Observation Logsheet.

Star Hop List

Star hop list for (429) Lotis 2014/07/27 05:30 UT
Star           RA   J2000  Dec    mag  sep
Antares     16:29:24.4 -26:25:55  0.9 37.56
41Pi Sgr    19:09:45.8 -21:01:26  2.9 13.38
Eps Sct     18:43:31.3 -08:16:31  4.9  1.41
PPM 202167  18:48:59.0 -08:27:32  8.3  0.16
PPM 202154  18:48:36.7 -08:36:13  9.2  0.11
(429) Lotis 18:49:03.4 -08:36:52 13.1

sep is the distance in degrees from the hop star to the field.

 Finder Charts

The following charts were generate using the AAVSO Variable Star Plotter:

Finder chart for (429) Lotis

Finder chart for (429) Lotis

Images of Star Field

The following starfield image was provided by the Greenville RECON Team.  Thanks Bill Gimple and company!

Lotis Star Field Imaged by Greenville RECON Team

Lotis Star Field Imaged by Greenville RECON Team

Uploading data

To upload your video files and observation logsheet, go to http://spikard.boulder.swri.edu/upload.html.

Event Log

Following the event, please let us know how it went using the form below. To view survey responses, view the Results Page here.