Re: Hitomi observation and an apology

From: George Herbert via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2016 21:32:21 -0700
Thanks for the report.

George William Herbert
Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 27, 2016, at 7:55 PM, Derek Kuhl via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org> wrote:
> 
> Having just joined the group, I had not intention of posting anything until
> I had gained a bit more of a clue.  However, I had a good pass of
> Astro-H/Hitomi/41337 tonight so I took a whack at it.  Both visually and
> photographically it appeared right on time using tle downloaded earlier
> today.  I only saw one object through 110x40 binoculars from an urban
> location.
> 
> This was also my first crack at ObsReduce so I would not base the world on
> this.  I would appreciate it if someone could check this and see if the
> numbers seem reasonable.
> 
> 41337 16 012A   0000 G 20160328014130000 17 25 0703024-235000 37 S+080 10
> 
> I apologize in advance if I have made any major errors or stepped on
> anyone's toes.
> 
> Derek Kuhl
> 30.65873  -96.60260  115m
> 
> ____________
> 
>> Aka Astro-H though apparently it was renamed Hitomi post-launch.
> 
>> 41337 2016-012A
> 
>> http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/03/27/national/science->health/jaxa-says-communication-link-x-ray-astronomy-satellite-lost
> <http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/03/27/national/science-health/jaxa-says-communication-link-x-ray-astronomy-satellite-lost>
> 
>> Robert
> 
> On 28 March 2016 at 05:31, George Herbert via Seesat-l
> <seesat-l_at_satobs.org> wrote:
>> 
>> The Hitomi x-ray astronomy satellite is reliably reported to have changed
> orbit, lost communications, and generated 5 debris objects.  Suspicion of
> cryo enclosure breach or another explosion.  If anyone has seeing
> opportunities...
>> 
>> George William Herbert
>> Sent from my iPhone
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