LES 8 - long flash episode

From: Ed Cannon (edcannonsat@yahoo.com)
Date: Fri Oct 08 2010 - 23:44:09 UTC

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    We don't know when it started, but we watched 
    LES 8 (76-023A, 08746) flashing about every 
    10.68 seconds last night from 3:47:52 to 
    4:33:16 October 8 UTC.  The brightest flashes,
    which are very fast like those of Superbird A,
    were at least +4.0 magnitude if not +3.5.  
    This episode was while it was located RA 22:00 
    to 22:45, Dec -8.5 to -10.5, approximately.
    Have been seeing quite a few flaring geosats
    the last several nights, in beautiful weather.
    (I noticed LES 8 while watching a flaring 
    geosat about 5 degrees due north of it.)
    Ed Cannon - Austin, Texas, USA
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