Re: Hitomi obs, 2 April 2016, Falcon, CO USA

From: George Herbert via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2016 21:44:43 -0700
With today's Spacetrack bulletin we have ~10 radar targets where Hitomi was.  The lower one turns out likely not the main body, they assert.  One of the higher ones is, they think.

There was thermal insulation with gold foil surface on the main body and boom.


George William Herbert
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> On Apr 1, 2016, at 8:45 PM, ronlee--- via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org> wrote:
> 
> 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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