ATEX Sighting
Wed, 9 Dec 1998 21:24:30 EST


I sighted ATEX this evening (1852 local, 0052 UT 10 Dec 98).  It did not
appear to be steady.  It dimmed to about my limiting magnitude (~7 with 7x50
binocs) and then brightened to perhaps six.  Didn't try to time it, but period
appeared to be on the order of five seconds or so.  Observed it through three
or for periods.

Have there been any reports of ATEX tumbling?

Jim Mason
38d39m48s N,  90d19m51s W, 550 ft.
7x50 binoculars