Re: newbie question

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Mon Sep 10 2001 - 06:47:43 EDT

At 13:12 10/09/01 , Glenn Yarbrough wrote:
>I just went out tonight at 10:35pm Eastern, and observed an object to my
>East-Northeast. (I live in Kill Devil Hills, NC). This object was about 10
>degrees or so above the horizon, seemed nearly stationary, but possibly
>moving very slowly from north to south, from my vantage point. This object
>seemed to be flashing colors, in sequence, red blue green, or maybe one of
>the colors was yellow. Not sure. In any case, I am very new to sat
>observation, and don't have a program to do predictions with. Can anyone
>educate me as to what I saw? If not a sat, what? Planet?
I think Glenn saw capella as it was rising. All the first magnitude
stars show twinkling in different colours close to the horizon.
I have sent him a longer private reply. 
Tony Beresford

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