Hitomi Obs, Falcon CO USA

From: ronlee--- via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2016 22:07:53 -0600 (MDT)
I saw 41337, 2016 012 A, twice tonight. The first pass was
at 150 UT, 6 April 2016.  This was during twilight and the
flash pattern I saw using 7x50 binoculars was three quick
flashes then invisible.  The flash interval was around
2.6 seconds.

On the next pass at 329 UT (6 April 2016). it was low in the
southwest when I picked it up in Lepus.  In that area, roughly
in the area of RA 5 hours, 45 minutes and declination -24 degrees,
the third flash was perhaps two magnitudes brighter than the first
two flashes.  This pattern of the third flash being much brighter
than the first two happened during about 6-8 of the sets.  I did not
count it so that is a rough data point.

Flash interval again around 2.6 seconds.

Given that the flash interval of both these passes were similar to
the one I saw two days ago, I have to question whether the object
that I saw last night with a 0.65 second flash interval was Hitomi.

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