Re: COMETS flashes?

From: Tristan Cools (
Date: Tue Mar 14 2000 - 13:50:20 PST

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    At 05:06 12/03/00 -0600, you wrote:
    >both watched there a while, and then I saw a bright 
    >flash -- above and a bit east of the northern head of 
    >Hydra!  We watched at least four or five minutes longer 
    >and saw no more one-power flashes.  Checking this out
    >later, the best candidate seems to be COMETS (25175,
    >98-11A).  I failed to click when my "cousin-in-law"
    I observed COMETS on 1999 September 26.  At the time I found the satellite
    it was becoming as bright as magnitude +5 and that for about 3 minutes.
    Later on, it faded untill it became invisible.
    Tristan Cools
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