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)
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.
The following charts were generate using the AAVSO Variable Star Plotter:
Images of Star Field
The following starfield image was provided by the Greenville RECON Team. Thanks Bill Gimple and company!
Following the event, please let us know how it went using the form below. To view survey responses, view the Results Page here.