2016 December 11 UT – 14UT114

Event Details

Object: 14UT114
Object Type: Centaur
Geocentric closest approach: 2016/12/11 08:55:17 UTC
Sense-Up: 128x
Event Details: RECON Event Detail Page for 14UT114

Pre-Event Checklist

Thanks for completing the following pre-event items before our upcoming event:

  1. Complete the RECON Campaign Signup Form for this event. Submissions are updated hourly on our Signup Status Page.
  2. Plug in your power supply and RECON laptop to make sure both are fully charged well in advance of the event.
  3. Print this page as well as the Event Detail Page above and practice finding field prior to event. Note the revisions/addition to recording procedures outlined below.

If there are technical or scheduling issues, please contact the RECON leadership team by emailing tnorecon-org@mailman.boulder.swri.edu.

Observation Protocol

For this and all future events, we would like to standardize the video data files we would like each team to collect the following.  See our Full Campaign Observation Protocol Page for more details.

  1. Position Video
  2. Event Video
  3. Sky Field Video
  4. Dark Field Video

You should configure VirtualDub to save your files sequentially by using “Set Capture File” to save as C:/Users/RECON/Data/YYYYMMDD/YYYYMMDD_01. You should record the filenames and information about each file using the RECON Observation Logsheet.

Finder Charts

See RECON Event Detail Page for 14UT114 for finder chart provided by Marc Buie. Note that north is up in this automatically generated chart. The green rectangle represents the field of view of a standard RECON system, although the orientation of the rectangle does not match the orientation of the field at the time of the event. Marc will work on upgrading this feature in the future.

The finder chart below provided by Jerry Bardecker shows the RECON field of view in the orientation at the time of the event.

Finder chart provided by Jerry Bardecker using Guide 9.)

Finder chart provided by Jerry Bardecker using Guide 9.)

Image of Star Field

Star field image generated using AAVSO automated telescope.

Star field image generated using AAVSO automated telescope.


Post-Event Details

Regardless of whether your team was able to collect data, we need you to Report Your Observations. This includes completing the Campaign Observation Report Form (below), saving an electronic version of your log sheet, and uploading both videos and observation log to SwRI in Boulder.

We need all teams to complete the RECON Campaign Observation Report Form within one week of the event. To view reports from teams from throughout the network, check out the Event Reporting Status Page.