RE: Brad Young reports Hitomi flashing with period of 11.75 s

From: Young, Brad via Seesat-l <>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:13:45 +0000
Ted took the time to acknowledge and "retweet" my observation of Hitomi. Here is the first night after the incident, given the same treatment:

95.9,201,FUBE,REE,k,1.5s,6,inv,G1CkNNT,N,-,-,-,137.0 0.5 013 11.417 A'FF,-,-,length of flare is for A component F were <0.3s;

16- 12 A 16-28-03 01:43:44 BY  137.0 0.5  13 11.417  A'FF; +6->inv, length of flare (1.5s) is for A component F were <0.3s

Estimated that Hitomi's magnitude varied between invisible and +6. Counted 13 flashes over a period of 137.0 s +/-
0.5 s, which yields a flash period (interval between flashes) of 11.417 s. Observed from COSPAR 8336 =TULSA1 +36.139208,-95.983429 660ft

The first night I was unaware of the event with Hitomi and was surprised to see it variable, as I reported it steady after launch below {steady at 6th mag on Feb 19}:


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