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14 December, 2014

A Stellar Occultation by 2002 KX14

Thanks to the high time resolution of ULTRACAM and the large aperture of the William Herschel Telescope, astronomers recorded the most accurate chord ever obtained for an occultation by a Trans-Neptunian Object (TNO), with a length of 415 ± 1 km. This is a lower limit to the size of (119951) 2002 KX14 assuming it has a spherical shape. [ Video on Vimeo A stellar eclipse by 2002KX14 from Lightcurve Films ].


More information:

"One of Most Accurate Measurements of the Size of a Trans-Neptunian Object from a Stellar Occultation", ING web news release.



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