Re: Long, bright flare

Ed Cannon (
18 Sep 99 05:04:47 CDT

I wrote:

] At about 2:48 UTC on 17 Sept I happened to see a brighter-than-Vega 
] "star" making a flat, down-pointing isoceles triangle with alpha 
] and beta UMi Polaris and Kochab).  ...  The preliminary candidate 
] seems to be Cosmos 2344 (24827, 97-28A), 

Last night (early 18 Sept UTC) both Sue Worden and I observed a similar,
though less spectacular display below and brighter than Polaris.  Again the
best candidate seems to be Cosmos 2344.  This one may be predictable.  Both of
these have been low in the NNW to north with it fading as it travels on to the

Location: 30.314N, 97.866W, 280m

Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA

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