Very bright flare from USA 229

From: Arto Oksanen via Seesat-l <>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:44:07 +0300
Last night at 2015-08-20 22:40 UT the all sky camera of Hankasalmi
observatory, Finland (62.25 N, 26.60 E) recorded a very bright (much
brighter than a mag -5 Iridium one hour earlier) flare of USA 229 or USA
229 DEB. The trail and bright flare is seen on two 30 exposures starting
22:40:02 UT and 22:40:40 UT. The brightest moment was close to the start
time of the second exposure or between the frames.

Position is very close to this prediction on Heavens above (


Arto Oksanen
Muurame, Finland

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