Double pattern for Okean-O R/B

Thomas A. Troszak (
Wed, 15 Sep 1999 19:01:00 -0400

Michel Jaquesson mentions a double pattern of flashes for Okean-O R/B.

The very first time I sighted the Okean-O R/B (25861,99039B) it was
"flashing" 4 times per second, amazingly fast.(I guess that makes three
patterns). Every time since them it has "flashed" approx 2 times per

I suppose that the first time I got lucky and caught a unique angle of
reflection. I have since photographed the "flashes" and the photo
actually shows a bright "sine wave" as opposed to a series of dots
thereby proving the tumbling aspect.

Tom Troszak
Asheville, NC
35.601 N, 82.557 W