Re: Pinpoint flashes
Tue, 16 Jul 1996 12:12:58 -0400

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 (

"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open ..."    oh,
never mind.