Re: mystery flare,21/05

From: Bjoern Gimle (
Date: Tue May 22 2001 - 22:01:56 PDT

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    >Perhaps a possible explanation of this observation could be a crossing
    >(or "conjunction") of southbound Cosmos 2369 Rk (26070, 00-006B) with
    >northbound Terra (25994, 99-068A), which later flared.  From the
    26070 was entering shadow about 45 seconds before Terra exited, but given
    the the gradual dimming before, and the proximity of the two at 23:27:35 -
    less than 4 degrees - it seems very likely.
    I was investigating the same theory, but was fooled into looking for the
    first object descending straight down (Dir=180 in QuickSat terms) - again an
    example that stating direction of motion is a good way to make
    identifications safer and faster.
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