Re: Hitomi observation and an apology

From: Björn Gimle via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:49:46 +0200
Welcome to observations posting!

HeavenSat displays your obs (yellow dot) very close to Omicron-2 Canis
Majoris,
about 30' from the track.
Perhaps you were recording it as an appulse to this star, but didn't enter
the distance correctly?

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Björn Gimle, COSPAR 5919
59.2617 N, 18.6169 E, 51 m
Satellite observation formats described:
http://www.satobs.org/position/IODformat.html
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2016-03-28 4:55 GMT+02:00 Derek Kuhl via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>:

> 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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