2018 September 17UT – (595) Polyxena (OPTIONAL)

Event Details

Below are details for an IOTA occultation campaign of particular interest to teams across much of the northern and central region of the RECON network.  The object will be low in the northeast (btw 14-20 degrees), but the target star is very bright, the mag drop is very deep, and the prediction path is very solid.  This is also a great opportunity for RECON teams to practice for future official campaigns. Note that the information below is not presented in the standard RECON format because this is a main belt event predicted using IOTA tools.

Recording Window:17 September 2018 07:43-07:41 UT
Sense-up: TBA (depending upon sky conditions)
IOTA Details: http://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2018_09/0917_595_56496.htm

Pre-Event Checklist

  1. Complete the RECON Campaign Signup Form for this event. Submissions are updated hourly on our Signup Status Page.
  2. Keep your power supply plugged in at all times when not in use.
  3. Make sure RECON laptop is fully charged well in advance of the event.
  4. Print this page and links 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.

Finder Charts

Starchart 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.