Former predictions of stellar occultations by TNOs and Centaurs

This page presents the former predictions of occultations by selected TNOs and Centaurs. These predictions are made in the framework of Lucky Star project (led by B. Sicardy) and in collaboration with groups from Paris, Meudon, Granada and Rio. The predictions are presented in reverse chronological order.

Information about the predictions can be found in Assafin et al. (2010) for Pluto system predictions, Assafin et al. (2012) for the TNO predictions, Camargo et al. (2014) for TNO and Centaur predictions. Ephemerides of the selected objects come from Desmars et al. (2015) and they are regularly updated (see 'Ephemerides' section) thanks to observations from Minor Planet Center and our own observations made at ESO, Pic du Midi, Calar Alto, Sierra Nevada and Observatorio do Pico dos Dias, and also from astrometric positions coming from the Dark Energy Survey (Banda-Huarca et al., 2019). Predictions make use of Gaia DR2 (Gaia Collaboration, 2018) for the position of the stars and the proper motions.

IMPORTANT: If you observe one of these predicted events, please contact J. Desmars .

(East-Asia, Europe & North Africa, Oceania, Southern Africa, North America, South America)

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