08YB3 is an Centaur with an orbit between Saturn and Neptune. This event will be close to twilight for our northernmost sites, but it’s timing is very convenient and the star is quite bright (magnitude 11.9). For all event details (including sense-up) visit: RECON Event Detail Page for 08YB3
- Complete the RECON Campaign Signup Form for this event. Some participants have had trouble using Internet Explorer to sign up when there are more than one upcoming campaign. We recommend using an alternate internet browser. Submissions are updated hourly on our Signup Status Page.
- Keep power supply plugged in at all times except when in use. Make sure laptop is fully charged well in advance of the event.
- Print this page and the Event Detail Page (see link above) and practice on the target star field prior to the event.
Feel free to contact the RECON leadership team anytime by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
See our Full Campaign Observation Protocol Page for details on files to save:
- Position Video
- Event Video
- Sky Field Video
- 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.
Image of Star Field
Regardless of whether your team was able to collect data, 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.
If your team collected data, we also need you to save an electronic version of your log sheet and upload both your videos and observation log to SwRI in Boulder. For more information procedures for uploading data, visit Reporting Observations.