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SOURCE: Shimizu

COMMENTS: This is a "twinkling" star. Frequency: 3.1 Hz.

PREPARATION (parts by weight):

Magnalium (80 mesh) - treated with potassium bichromate0.250
Ammonium perchlorate0.600
Barium sulfate0.150
Potassium dichromate (as a stabilizer)  +5%

Add 25 parts 10% nitrocellulose solution in acetone to 100 parts of the composition, and make cut stars. Roll these stars in Priming Composition #6, using the same NC paste until stars are round. Add a final layer of black powder in NC paste to ensure ignition.