2018 July 8 UT – Quaoar

Event Details

For all event details (including sense-up) visit: RECON Event Detail Page for Quaoar

Here is our most recent shadow path prediction for this event provided by Simon Porter (SwRI) using Quaoar positions measured from New Horizons and extra data (including stellar occultations) provided by Josselin Desmars and Bruno Sicardy (Lucky Star Project).

This event is going to be an ideal opportunity for RECON science that will lead to publication!

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 as well as the Event Detail Page above and practice finding field prior to event.
  4. Be sure to practice on the target star field prior to the 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.

Finder Charts

Star chart provided by Jerry Bardecker using Guide 9.0

Image of Star Field

Quaoar field image provided by Carson City team (sense-up x128)


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.