Re: HESSI and Pegasus observations

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Mon Feb 11 2002 - 17:37:14 EST

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    Michael McCants wrote:
     
    > HESSI gave flashes to magnitude 8 and 9.  It was invisible
    > between flashes (fainter than mag 10.5).  The period seemed 
    > to be about 5 seconds.
    
    Just to mention it in case others besides me weren't aware,
    HESSI is spin-stabilized (12 to 20 rpm), according to the 
    following Web page:
    
    http://hesperia.gsfc.nasa.gov/hessi/concept.htm
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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