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1 SCIENCE PRIORITY ASTEROID OCCULTATION TARGETS 2014/2015 PAUL D. MALEY IOTA ANNUAL MEETING 2014

2 BACKGROUND-1 RELATIONSHIP ESTABLISHED BETWEEN IOTA AND SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR LIMITED IOTA FUNDING OF PRE-DEFINED TRAVEL SwRI SELECTS SPECIFIC OCCULTATIONS INTENT IS FOR IOTA DATA TO BE USED FOR SPECIFIC SCIENCE INVESTIGATIONS: 1) KNOWN BINARIES, 2) SIZE & SHAPE MODEL DEVELOPMENT RESULTING DATA SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO SwRI AT SAME TIME AS EVERYONE ELSE. NO PUBLICATION OF SUCH DATA WITHOUT COORDINATING WITH SwRI. CALL FOR OBSERVERS IS POSTED FIRST RESPONSE FROM POTENTIAL MULTISTATION OBSERVERS EVALUATED FOR FUNDED CANDIDATES

3 BACKGROUND-2 SMALL/CHANGEABLE LIST OF TARGETS IDENTIFIED BY SwRI AS RESEARCH OPPORUNITIES ANNUALLY ONLY DOMESTIC USA OCCULTATIONS (currently) TARGETS IDENTIFIED AS KNOWN OR SUSPECTED BINARY ASTEROIDS OR OBJECTS FOR WHICH MODELS ARE BEING CONSTRUCTED OF INTEREST TO SwRI REDUCTION IN FUNDING TO SwRI RESPONSIBLE FOR SMALLER EVENT LIST THAN PREVIOUS

4 CRITERIA FOR POTENTIAL FUNDING A MINIMUM OF 3 TIME INSERTED PORTABLE VIDEO STATIONS is REQUIRED! SELECTEES NOTIFIED WITHIN TBD WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT (SOMETIMES CLOSER) FUNDING IS REIMBURSABLE AFTER THE EVENT ONLY UP TO A PRE-DEFINED ANNOUNCED LIMIT WHICH MAY VARY FROM EVENT TO EVENT

5 SWRI WILL DECIDE WHICH OBSERVER(S) GETS FUNDED IF FEWER DOLLARS THAN OBSERVERS, SWRI WILL MAKE THE FINAL DETERMINATION IF AN EVENT WILL RECEIVE ANY FUNDING OBSERVER(S) NEED TO MAKE A COMMITMENT ONCE NOTIFIED. IF THE CONTACTED OBSERVER REFUSES, THE NEXT OBSERVER IN SEQUENCE WILL BE NOTIFIED. FUNDING LEVELS / METHODS FOR OBSERVER SELECTION WILL EVOLVE but will likely be at fixed amount per observer (e.g. $200 per event per observer to be spent on allowable expenses only with receipts submitted)

6 KNOWN RISKS TO RECEIVING FUNDING WEATHER/UNEXPECTED FACTORS COULD CAUSE EVENT CANCELLATION EXPENSES MAY NOT BE REIMBURSED IF OBSERVER MAKES UNREASONABLE DECISIONS OR IS NOT SET UP IN PROPER TIME OBSERVERS USE OWN FUNDS INITIALLY REIMBURSEMENT OCCURS AFTER THE EVENT RECEIPTS FOR EVERYTHING ARE MANDATORY!

7 OBSERVER CONSIDERATION OBSERVER(S) WILL HAVE TO MAKE PRUDENT DECISION ON WHETHER TO START TRAVEL PRIOR TO THE EVENT IF WEATHER PROBABILITIES FOR SUCCESS ARE DEEEMED LOW, TRAVEL SHOULD BE ABORTED FAILURE TO EXERCISE GOOD JUDGMENT MAY RESULT IN NO REIMBURSEMENT. IN THAT EVENT OBSERVER MUST AGREE TO COVER OWN EXPENSES

8 SWRI GOALS AND EXPENSES OBTAIN THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF VIDEO CHORDS SPREAD ACROSS THE ENTIRE ASTEROID AND BEYOND TRANSPORTATION COULD BE BY CAR, TRAIN, OR preauthorized AIR LODGING MEALS (not covered due to potential accounting issues with observer/SWRI) SHIPPING (might be covered) REMEMBER: There is a cap for all pre-authorized expenses for each event

9 2014 EVENTS Nov. 20, 2014 (3) JUNO & HIP4437 MAG 7.0 (RED); 27sec, dM=1.9, no Moon! Dec. 13, 2014 (35) LEUKOTHEA & TYC MAG 9.3(RED); 9 sec, dM=3.9, 60% Moon,60 deg away

10 PATH OF JUNO NOV 20, 2014

11 WINNIPEG EL 17 REGINA EL 11 THUNDER BAY EL 22 CALGARY EL 06

12 MONTREAL, EL 33 SUDBURY EL 28 OTTAWA

13 PATH OF LEUKOTHEA DEC. 13

14 RENO EL 64 REDDING CA EL 66

15 ST GEORGE EL 59 LAS VEGAS

16 ALBUQUERQUE EL 53

17 MIDLAND-ODESSA EL 50

18 SAN ANTONIO EL 46 AUSTIN

19 2015 BINARY ASTEROID EVENTS JAN 11: (1333) CEVENOLA mag 9.7(red); 1.6 sec; dM=4.8; 42 deg from 69% Moon; large path error but known binary APRIL 2: (90) ANTIOPE MAG 10.1 (red); 9 sec; dM=2.7; 13 deg from 95% Moon; binary AUG 23: (107) CAMILLA MAG 10.6 (red); 14 sec; dM=2.9; 13 deg from 54% Moon; binary

20 CEVENOLA

21 APRIL 2, 2015 ANTIOPE-1

22 APRIL 2, 2015 ANTIOPE 2

23 AUGUST 23, 2015 CAMILLA SPOKANE EL 21, SUN -14

24 OTHER LOWER PRIORITY EVENTS JAN 26, 2015: SEMELE APR 4, 2015: PROKNE SEP 9, 2015: NAUSIKAA SEP 13, 2015: VANADIS OCT 30, 2015: PALATIA


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