NOSS 3-1 objects C & A flared to -2 last night

From: Mike McCants (
Date: Sun Apr 15 2007 - 13:11:28 EDT

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    Last night at BCRC, Ed Cannon and I watched in amazement as the
    NOSS 3-1 (C) and (A) objects (26907 and 26905) flared to about
    magnitude -2 (comparable to Sirius) very near our zenith just before
    culmination.  The culmination predictions were alt 88, azi 301 at
    03:24:53 and 03:24:59 UT April 15.  The maximum brightness for each
    was about 10 seconds before this time.  The actual alt/azi was 85 at 226.
    The sun-satellite-observer angle was about 60 degrees, so the
    reflecting surface is tilted from the vertical by about 30 degrees.
    Mike McCants
    Austin, TX (BCRC 30.32N, 97.87W)
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