Object: 2013 WV107
Object Type: Centaur
Event Date: 2015 December 1 UT
Geocentric Approach: 08:02:11 UT
RA:05:45:23.7 (of date)
DEC:+28:01:20 (of date)
Observing Times: See RECON Event Detail Page for additional information, including a global map showing the predicted centerline, details about the event, a star training set, and observing window for each RECON site.
The event is not currently available on OccultWatcher, so we request representative from each RECON site confirm that the team plans to observe by completing a Pre-Event Confirmation Form.
This is the first of two official campaigns scheduled for the first week of December 2015. For both event, having a very sharp focus will be essential for getting good data, so please remember to use your Bahtinov Mask to focus prior to the event. In addition, an advanced technique for focusing involves looking for really faint stars in the field that just become visible when in sharp focus but are not visible when out of focus. We recommend checking out a recently added guide titled Focusing Tips.
We encourage team members to make sure your power supplies are charged and to check out the Pre-Event Checklist in our Guides Section.
You should make one continuous recording of the event. You should also make a separate short recording of your position information using the switch on the front of the IOTA-VTI box. Adjust the switch to POSITION, record the screen showing your latitude/longitude for 3-5 seconds, and then adjust the switch back to TIME. Thank you for keeping track of your observations using the RECON Observation Logsheet.
The following chart was generate using the AAVSO Variable Star Plotter:
An additional chart was created by Jerry Bardecker using Guide 9.0
Images of Star Field
Additional star field mages are welcome. Images can be posted to the RECON Blog or emailed to any of the RECON leads (John, Marc, or Jeralyn).
Below are the two action items post event:
- Use the RECON Data Transfer Tool to upload your files to SwRI in Boulder. We are available to help with this process. Your video files should be named 20151201_01, 20151201_02, etc. and saved in the directory C:\Users\RECON\Data\20151201\ prior to uploading.
- Complete the Post-Event Observation Survey for 13WV107