Hitomi reobserved along with a 2nd object

From: PAUL MALEY via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2016 04:54:36 +0000 (UTC)
I was informed today by Jonathan McDowell that the object I had been observing has been renumbered as the L object from the Hitomi launch and is catalog number 41442.  A second object known now as the A piece is 41337 and appeared 6 minutes after the L object.  I videotaped both objects again tonite April 2 UT at 0320 and 0326, respectively. The L object's optical characteristics remain unchanged from past nights but due to higher elevation I could always see it. Background magnitude was estimated at +6. But, this new piece, 41442, is flashing brightly and much faster with flashes every .77 seconds which may imply a rotation of 1.54 seconds. Both objects show specular flashes to as bright as 0 on occasion and the minimum of both objects appear the same on video. 
 Paul D. Maley email: pdmaley_at_yahoo.com
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