re: Hitomi

From: Ed Cannon via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2016 04:51:12 +0000 (UTC)
Okay, Sunday PM the bright object I called
Hitomi was of course 41337, 16-12A, a.k.a.
Astro H (its pre-launch name).

Monday PM (5 Apr 2016 UTC) my mother, sister
and I all watched 16-12A (41337). My sister
saw a flash first, about 55 to 60 degrees
up in the west. The brightest flashes were
as bright as Venus (-4), but they are very
fast. The bright flashes ended before it
reached culmination, west of the zenith.
(Culmination was 85 degrees up, to the
north.) Across the zenith there was a series
of equal magnitude maxima about +3 magnitude.
Farther to the east it just got fainter,
except for a couple of brighter ones after a
minute or so (no stopwatch again).

Location: 29.40 north, 98.66 west (far west
San Antonio, TX).

Ed Cannon
edcannonsat in care of yahoo
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