My apologies for misattributing one of the quotes I repeated in my previous post on this topic. I guess I'm as confused at following the authors of forwarded listserv postings I am at following the MOS 1 light curve. For the record, it was Mark C. Tylor, in a message forwarded from the Astro List by Larry Klaes on July 15, who reported he and his wife had observed on July 12th: >>>>>multiple STATIONARY PINPOINT lights flash quickly on and then off (<1 sec each) in the immediate vacinity of the Big Dipper (one near the end of the handle, one inside the bowl) There were 3-4 distinct "blips" (one MAY have been a short meteor), all of which occured in the 10 minute span from 2240-2250 PDT. The "blips" were brighter than the surrounding "dipper stars" at their max. The light ranged from clean white to a "peachy" off-white. This was a REALLY unusual looking display.<<<<< Jim Cook (CmdrJaycee@aol.com) "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open ..." oh, never mind.