Brad Young reports Hitomi flashing with period of 11.75 s

From: Ted Molczan via Seesat-l <>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 12:46:06 -0400
Brad Young has reported an observation of the flash period of Hitomi (16012A / 41337), made on 2016 Mar 29 near 01:42

The observation report is in the FPAS format, which is defined here:

The FPAS format appears to include some elements of the PPAS format, defined here:

Brad estimated that Hitomi's magnitude varied between invisible and +4. He counted 7 flashes over a period of 70.5 s +/-
0.5 s, which yields a flash period (interval between flashes) of 11.75 s. Assuming rotational symmetry of order 2,
Hitomi's period of rotation was 23.5 s (disregarding synodic effect).

Brad observed from COSPAR 8336 =TULSA1 +36.139208,-95.983429 660ft

Ted Molczan

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