Hitomi obs, 2 April 2016, Falcon, CO USA

From: ronlee--- via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2016 21:45:31 -0600 (MDT)
I finally had another chance to view this object.
Picked up the satellite in the southwest after
sunset around 3:25:30 UT.

My main goal was to time the possible specular
flashes that I saw on my first attempt several
days ago.   Those never appeared but the satellite
was much easier to see this time.

I will defer the real flash pattern to those who
can video it or evaluate it realtime.   However,
it looked like three relatively closely spaced
flashes followed by three more roughly five seconds
later.

There may have been fainter flashes at points other
than the three flashes.

At one point I may have noticed an orange color.

It is worth observing and if you have video ability
interesting to analyze post-observation.

In Heaves-Above.com it is listed as Astro H.  You can
also use 41337 or  16012A

Ron Lee


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