TiPS on 1996 July 15

Brierley David UK (
18 Jul 1996 09:22:36 -0700

TiPS was a "wow" from Colorado Springs on 1996 July 15, "spooky" just as Dave
Cappelluci described it.  I followed it from 03:41 to 03:45 UT with max el 35
deg in the NE.  It appeared as a ghostly line leaning forwards at about 40 deg
to the vertical.  Maximum length was 14' arc.

Limiting mag in handheld 20x80 binocs was about +9.  I didn't see the top
weight (Norton), but the bottom weight (Ralph) appeared occasionally,
brightening to about +7.