Re: What was that?!?

Tristan Cools (
Tue, 2 Sep 1997 21:49:32 +0200 (MET DST)

>What was that?!?
>Last Saturday night (MDT) I was conducting a public star party in Bryce
>Canyon National Park when several members of the audience started
>exclaiming about something they were seeing in the sky.
>I turned and found myself saying something like "Oh my God!".
>What we were seeing was the brightest satellite I've ever seen.  Much
>brighter than Jupiter, this thing actually caused the thin clouds we saw
>it through glow.
>The entire sighting lasted only a few seconds before the object faded
>from view.

Just a small guess: an Iridium ?

Tristan Cools
BWGS member(Belgian Working Group Satellites)

Damse Vaart:    3.2478E/51.2277N 3.75m
Rijckevelde:    3.2856E/51.2045N 6.25m
Brugge     :    3.2166E/51.2104N 5m