2018 February 9 – (191) Kolga (OPTIONAL)

Event Details

Below are details for an IOTA occultation campaign of particular interest to RECON teams from Klamath Falls OR to Kingman AZ.  This will be a long event (11.1 seconds at centerline) involving a target that is high in the sky early in the evening.  It is also a great opportunity for all RECON teams to practice regardless of location. Note that the information below is not presented in the standard RECON format because this is a main belt event predicted using IOTA tools.

Date: 09 February 2018 at 05:06 UT
Recording Window: 05:09-05:13 UT
Sense-up: 32x-64x (depending upon sky conditions)
IOTA Details: http://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2018_02/0209_191_54140.htm

Prediction map for (191) Kolga


Pre-Event Checklist

  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 along with the Detail Page above and practice finding field prior to event.

Feel free to contact the RECON leadership team anytime by emailing tnorecon-org@mailman.boulder.swri.edu.

Observation Protocol

See our Full Campaign Observation Protocol Page for details on files to save:

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

You should configure VirtualDub to save 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.

Star Training Set

Star                                RA                DEC             mag
Procyon                    07:40:15.04  +05:10:53.1       0.4
Alzira                         06:46:17.67  +12:52:26.7       3.3
HR2555                    06:54:21.86  +10:58:18.3       6.3
HD50147                  06:53:18.64  +11:17:38.8       8.1        (Brighter of dbl star)
TYC 0755-2092-1     06:53:28.83  +11:22:52.2     11.4
TYC 0755-2073-1     06:53:38.20  +11:22:50.0     12.3
Positions are for equinox of date

Provided by Tim Stoffel

Finder Charts

Star chart for (191) Kolga provided by Jerry Bardecker using Guide 9.

Image of Starfield

Not available for the event

Post-Event Details

If you participate in this optional event, we request that you 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.