Unk Flare

From: Jari (finn1@telus.net)
Date: Sun Jun 02 2002 - 03:38:41 EDT

As i was laying back on my lounger on my deck just watching the night sky i
had 2 unknowns pass by, the first at 06:30:23 2 June UTC +/- 3sec passed 2-3
deg above (S) of Polaris going W-E. I was able to ID that as Cosmos 723
#07718 75024A. However several minutes later at 06:37:13 i saw a very
bright, est mag -6 flare of an object approx 15 deg below (NW) Dubhe. It
lasted long enough to see that it was heading to the NW coming from the SSE.
While i was scanning the sky for further flares i saw a flash to the left
(S) and slightly above Capella at 06:39:30. Whether it was the same object
or not i do not know. So far i have not been able ID this object. Thanks in
advance for any help.

I also watched a meteor just 'miss' ISS by 2 degrees.


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