Superbird A flashes from Austin, TX

Mike McCants (
Tue, 2 Sep 1997 10:01:33 -0500 (CDT)

Last night Ed Cannon and I found Ron Lee's series of flashes
about 3:00UT.  The brightest flashes were about 6th magnitude
with a period of 23.3 seconds.  Much fainter flashes occurred
in between the bright flashes with the usual 12.0/11.3 ratio.
These flashes died away about 3:04UT.

Also we saw the usual flashes for about 20 minutes before shadow
entry at 4:17UT.  These flashes were about magnitude 9 or 10.
The 12.0/11.3 flashes were generally about the same magnitude.

(Times are Sept. 2, 1997 UT)

Mike McCants
Austin. TX