ROSAT..reddish color ? flashes ?

Michael Boschat (
Sun, 27 Aug 1995 09:26:23 -0300

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I saw ROSAT last night, it appeared to have a reddish tinge to it,
is this the color it is ? it was just nearing Polaris from my
location N44 W 63.
Also I noted a satellite similar to it but with steady pulses,
reddish in color and about 1 1/4 second fade/bright time, it went
from southeast to notheast, about as bright as Beta Cygni. But this
occured a few weeks back.
thank you...

                                            Michael Boschat
                             JOHN F. KENNEDY ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY