Re: HST flare?

From: Tony Beresford (dberesford@adam.com.au)
Date: Sun Oct 07 2007 - 21:33:14 EDT

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    At 09:19 AM 8/10/2007, Greg Williams wrote:
    >Has anyone who's observed Hubble ever seen it flare?
    >
    >I just saw it pass over my location (Knoxville, 
    >35.9676N, 84.0251W) and right as it hit 
    >closest approach it flared very 
    >bright.  Possibly Mag 1.5 to 1.  It then quickly 
    >went back to mag 3 to 3.5 and cruised on to the East.
    >
    >This is the first time I've actively looked for it, but didn't expect a flare.
    
    greg, probably about 10 years ago i saw HST flare 
    up to magnitude -3 shortly before
    it set in the NE around nautical twilight time. I am a little closer
    to the orbit apex than you, at -34.9638. 138.6333 E.
    Tony Beresford in Adelaide So. Australia
    
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