Pluto's New Moon: P4

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July 20, 2011 09:00 AM (EDT)
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 • S/2011 P 1 • 

Pluto Capricorn 05°39'05"℞
Ten Logs Lie Under An Archway Leading To Darker Woods

Electronic Telegram No. 2769
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
CBAT Director: Daniel W. E. Green; Hoffman Lab 209; Harvard University;
20 Oxford St.; Cambridge, MA 02138; U.S.A.

NEW SATELLITE OF (134340) PLUTO: S/2011 (134340) 1

M. R. Showalter, SETI Institute; and D. P. Hamilton, University of Maryland -- on behalf of a team that includes S. A. Stern (Southwest Research Institute), H. A. Weaver (Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University), and A. J. Steffl and L. A. Young (Southwest Research Institute)) -- report the discovery of a new satellite of Pluto. The object, provisionally designated S/2011 (134340) 1, was detected in five separate sets of images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope WFC3/UVIS: two sets on 2011 June 28.6 UT, two on July 3.4, and one on July 18.92. The body is visible in individual 8-minute exposures, and S/N > 5 when the five images of each set are co-added. On June 28, the satellite was 2".48 from the center of Pluto in p.a. 335 deg; on July 3, it was 2".01 from Pluto at p.a. 27 deg; on July 18, it was 2".035 from Pluto at p.a. 198.1 degrees. The satellite's magnitude is V = 26.1 +/- 0.3, making the object about 10 percent as bright as Pluto II (Nix). The diameter depends on the assumed geometric albedo: 14 km if p_v = 0.35, or 40 km if p_v = 0.04. The motion is consistent with a body traveling on a circular, equatorial orbit. The inferred mean motion is 11.2 +/- 0.1 degrees per day (P = 32.1 +/- 0.3 days), and the projected radial distance from Pluto is 59000 +/- 2000 km, placing the satellite between the orbits of Pluto II (Nix) and III (Hydra).

Subsequent to the discovery of S/2011 (134340) 1 by Showalter et al., A. J. Steffl and S. A. Stern, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI); M. R. Showalter, SETI Institute; H. A. Weaver, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University; D. P. Hamilton, University of Maryland; and L. A. Young, SwRI, report the probable detection of S/2011 (134340) 1 in archival Hubble Space Telescope ACS/HRC images taken on 2006 Feb. 15. The object has a S/N of 2.5-3.0 in each of four images and V = 26.0 +/- 0.3. It appears at a distance of 2".26 from Pluto at position angle 1.7 deg on 2006 Feb 15.63 UT and at 2".26 from Pluto in position angle 2.7 deg on 2006 Feb 15.69.

Subsequent to the discovery of S/2011 (134340) 1 by Showalter et al. and its possible identification in the Hubble archival images taken on 2006 Feb. 15 by Steffl et al. (see above), H. A. Weaver, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University; D. P. Hamilton, University of Maryland; M. R. Showalter, SETI Institute; and A. J. Steffl, S. A. Stern, and L. A. Young, Southwest Research Institute, report the probable detection of S/2011 (134340) 1 in archival Hubble Space Telescope WF3/UVIS images taken on 2010 June 25. The object has S/N approximately 3 in each of four 180-s images taken through the F350LP filter. From a two-image composite taken on June 25.3014 UT, the object has V = 25.71 +/- 0.3 and appears at a distance of 2".38 from Pluto at position angle 172.0 deg. From a two-image composite taken on June 25.3153, the object has V = 25.96 +/- 0.3 and appears at a distance of 2".32 from Pluto at position angle 172.2 deg.

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2011 July 20      (CBET 2769)      Daniel W. E. Green

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Chiron & the Carterian Century
Discovery Table

Three Conjunctions of Uranus and Pluto
New Light on the 1965-66 World Crisis
Dane Rudhyar
read 2008 notes for these articles

1950-51 Uranus-Pluto Conjunctions
Uranus☌Pluto 26-Jun-1850
Aries 29-30° A Duck Pond And Its Brood
Zachary Taylor
04-Mar-1849 – 09-Jul-1850
last president to hold slaves while in office
Uranus☌Pluto 25-Sep-1950
Uranus☌Pluto 23-Mar-1951
Aries 28-29° The Music Of The Spheres
Millard Fillmore
09-Jul-1850 – 04-Mar-1853
signed Compromise of 1850 & Fugitive Slave Act

1965-66 Uranus-Pluto Conjunctions
Uranus☌Pluto 09-Oct-1965
Virgo 17-18° An Ouija Board
Uranus☌Pluto 04-Apr-1966
Uranus☌Pluto 30-Jun-1966
Virgo 16-17° A Volcanic Eruption
Lyndon B. Johnson
22-Nov-1963 – 20-Jan-1969

A Crisis of Power: Saturn and Pluto Face Off (Aug/Sept 2001), Robert Hand
Hand looks at 0°, 90°, 180° & 270° Saturn-Pluto Aspects from 1914-2010

Darth Vader and Star Wars, Juan Revilla
Revilla quotes Liz Greene:
Uranus = Iceman archetype (The Iceman Cometh)
& Pluto is connected to the Gorgon

Revilla Star Wars correspondences
Jedi/Luke (Chiron)
Yoda/Obi-Wan Kenobi/Rebel Alliance (Saturn)
Sith/Darth Vader/Empire (Uranus)
The Phantom Menace & The War of the Clones (vulgar Uranian politics)
Force/The Empire Strikes Back (Pluto)
Dagobah (Saturn-Pluto)
Each of the planets has a "dark side", not just Pluto

Does Pluto Rule Scorpio or Aries?, Naomi Bennett
this made me realize how executive power
and planetary rulership connect.

220417 Pluto     0 ar  0'30.4049   0.0228865  -14°38'29.1010   1822
300218 Pluto    17 cn 45'54.1681  -0.0151393   22° 3'27.6821   1930
371008 Pluto     0 le  0'18.4233   0.0101434   22°52'40.2817   1937
561021 Pluto     0 vi  0'54.0590   0.0200476   21°32' 6.5606   1956
831106 Pluto     0 sc  0'17.1643   0.0395850    3°54'16.4642   1983
950118 Pluto     0 sa  0'56.1681   0.0252476   -7° 2' 7.5358   1995
080127 Pluto     0 cp  1'40.2004   0.0311109  -17° 9'46.8455   2008
110729 Pluto     5 cp 27'49.0864  -0.0211103  -18°54'36.9796   2011
660618 Pluto     0 ar  0' 7.7673   0.0044367  -14°32'27.1031   2066
730830 Pluto    17 cn 45'23.6177   0.0178682   20°27'38.8998   2073

Trans-Neptunian object :: A trans-Neptunian object (TNO; also written transneptunian object) is any minor planet in the Solar System that orbits the Sun at a greater distance on average than Neptune. The Kuiper belt, scattered disk, and Oort cloud are three divisions of this volume of space. The first trans-Neptunian object to be discovered was Pluto in 1930. It took more than 60 years to discover, in 1992, a second trans-Neptunian object, (15760) 1992 QB1, with only the discovery of Pluto's moon Charon before that in 1978. Now over 1200 transneptunian objects appear on the International Astronomical Union, Minor Planet Center's List Of Transneptunian Objects. They differ in size, orbit, and surface composition. 198 of these (as of November 2009) have their orbit well enough determined that they are given a permanent minor planet designation. The largest known trans-Neptunian objects are Pluto and Eris, followed by Makemake and Haumea.

Eris discovered January 5, 2005, from images taken October 21, 2003.
After intense arm wrestling, Pluto clears the neighborhood on August 24, 2006.

 • Pluto and the Developing Landscape of Our Solar System • 
 • The New Solar System • 

Pluto Demoted, Ceres Promoted, Eris Noted

Pluto is just about exactly at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, from our viewpoint, a position it occupies only once in two-and-a-half centuries. Yet, like the Rodney Dangerfield of heavenly bodies, it can’t get any respect. Astronomers have declared it a dwarf. On August 24, 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) announced that Pluto would henceforth be considered a “dwarf planet,” along with Ceres (formerly an asteroid) and the recently discovered “Kuiper Belt Object,” 2003 UB313, which it would later name (see below). In one day, 2500 people made a decision for all of us, for history. Well, I could round up 2500 astrologers in one day to vote Pluto back in the pack! It's powerful and it belongs in astrology even if astronomy doesn't revere it. “It was always little, but mighty,” is my response.

Pluto is changing its skin (March 20, 1999) — The Cold War and the "atomic/nuclear Covenant" are over. Pluto instituted them, and brought them down when it reached Perihelion… Pluto is change itself. We change our skins, we transform our structures when the time is ripe. Pluto is now becoming something else. It gained this power after being immersed in the incommensurable world of Neptune. It came out of Neptune's realm with the power to get rid of his own skin, out of the underworld to bath itself in the infinity and immensity of Neptune's light and compassion.

Notes on CharikloSince centaurs are barrier-crossers, then it is logical to assume that they have something to do with the Berlin Wall, or at least with tearing it down in 1989. Pluto --the archetype of all centaurs-- reached perihelion for the first time in history in Sept. 1989, and it is one of the best astrological signatures of this very symbolical and powerful event of history.

A Call to Transformation: The Walls Come DownOne of the most potent symbols of the late-20th century is provided by Pluto's penetration of Neptune's orbit from 1979 to 1999 and its perihelion (when it is closest to the Sun) during 1989. The transition from virgin to lover occurs in a night and, transforming the past, gives rise to new possibilities. Similarly, the dynamism and sheer fecundating power of Pluto moving inside Neptune's orbit destroys any barrier standing against the future it catalyzes. Witness the overnight destruction of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain around the time of Pluto's perihelion—4 September 1989 at 12 degrees 52' Scorpio (the sign it rules). The tidal wave of social, political and ideological change in Eastern Europe and Russia also occurred around: 1) a conjunction of Saturn and Neptune on 13 November 1989 at 10 22' Capricorn—the night of 9-10 November witnessed the symbolic destruction of the Berlin Wall; 2) the massing of five and six planets, especially Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, in Capricorn during late 1989 and early 1990; and 3) a conjunction of Saturn and Uranus during 1988 in late Sagittarius. The solar eclipse of 15 January 1991 at 25 20' Capricorn, close to Saturn at 27 degrees 26' Capricorn, made history. Hours after it occurred the United States and its allies began bombing Bagdad. The January 1991 eclipse was complemented or polarized by another occurring on 11 July 1991 at 18 degrees 59' Cancer. Occurring on Pluto's north node and opposite the zodiacal degree of the 1993 Uranus-Neptune conjunction, it was soon followed by the failed coup by Soviet hard-liners and the subsequent acceleration of reform in Russia and the republics of the former Soviet Union.

On the meaning of our timesIn 1976-9 came a minor but pokey configuration: Uranus in Scorpio moved over the midpoint of the Neptune-Pluto sextile (60°), forming semisextiles (30°) to each. Here we saw the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, Solidarity in Poland, the space shuttle… In 1984 Pluto moved into Scorpio (its home sign), reaching its perihelion in 1989. At its perihelion it orbits closest to the Sun and thus is Best in effect – the last perihelions being in 1741 (the beginning of the Industrial Revolution) and 1493 (Columbus and the New World). When Pluto hits perihelion, a new reality breaks through, unfolding over centuries.

Pluto Gets Demoted. Again.
Well...maybe not, after all.
the largest possible Eris is smaller
than the smallest possible Pluto

Dwarf planets are crazy
whatever made Pluto did it twice
Remind Me Again, Why Isn't Pluto a Planet?
Pluto no longer a planet? What are the implications for astrology?
There is no reason for astrologers and users of astrology
to be concerned. But there is reason to be excited
and to focus on new astrological research.

Where Is New Horizons?
Projected Pluto Orbit Crossing: July 14, 2015

Encounter Operations Begin: 12-Apr-2015 @ 00:00:00 UTC
School Grounds Filled With Boys And Girls In Gymnasium Suits
Closest Approach: 14-Jul-2015 @ 11:49:59 UTC
In A Hospital, The Children's Ward Is Filled With Toys

New Horizons should beat Pluto opposite its discovery degree
1st ingress: 25-Jan-2017, ℞: 25-Jul-2017; 2nd ingress: 29-Nov-2017

The first body @NewHorizons2015 passed after launch was our own Moon, just eight hours and thirty five minutes after liftoff on Jan. 19, 2006… crossed the orbit of Uranus at approximately 6 p.m. EDT on March 18, 2011… past the orbit of Mars at 6 a.m. EDT (1000 UTC) on April 7, 2006 - 78 days after the spacecraft launched… closest approach to Jupiter on February 28, 2007… crossed the orbit of Saturn on June 8, 2008.

New Horizons flyby of (132524) APL on 13-Jun-2006 @ 04:05 UTC
A Flag Bearer In A Battle
A Gang Of Robbers In Hiding