Re: Alexis -- flashing? (50-second period)

Tristan Cools (
Thu, 12 Mar 1998 22:31:36 +0100 (MET)

At 01:04 12-03-98 -0600, you wrote:

>Okay, the (flash?) period is known.  Has anyone observed this
>tiny thing flashing?  (Mike, please pardon me if I've seen it 
>flashing in your telescope and forgotten....)

I've seen it only once in April 1996.  Two sharp flashes were seen en I
believed it was spinning with about 10s.

There are much more observations from Russell Eberst showing a variance in
brightness of 30 to 60s.

Tristan Cools
BWGS Member - Belgian Working Group Satellites

Observing at:

Damse Vaart: 3.2486E/51.2279N
Rijckevelde: 3.2867E/51.2054N
Brugge:      3.1611E/51.2108N