Re: Mir and Flares

From: Sue Worden (worden@fc.net)
Date: Fri Feb 18 2000 - 18:00:02 PST

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    > From: Stephmon@aol.com
    > Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 12:07:39 EST
    > Subject: Re: Mir and Flares
    > [ ... ]
    > Perhaps someone has seen flares from this object?
    > 14:13:41    DMSP B5D1-3 10820    10    163 [S]    7.6     785
    
    
    I observed this object flashing to magnitude +1 with a period of 15 seconds
    in late December 1999.  I have a notation for it in my QuickSat magnitudes
    file, "can tumble to 0?", which generally means that someone on this list
    had earlier reported a bright flash from the object.  Many of the DMSPs
    flash like this.  I have seen a few spectacular glints from some of them.
    
    --Sue Worden (worden@fc.net)
    
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