Flash from Telstar 11, what I observed of Telstar 11, Hotbird 1

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Wed Dec 30 2009 - 16:11:17 UTC

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    One of the bright flashes Telstar 11 ( 23413 ) produced.
    Area of sky
    6 h 54 min R.A
    -3 deg 01 min Dec
    What I noticed of it's flashing, is that it would flash brightly and then grow faint. Then awhile later flash brightly again, and again get faint.
    I caught it flashing brightly, at 3 different times, for a few minutes. 
    One I will have to observe again.
    I had caught Hotbird 1 ( 23537 ) flashing brighter then mag 9, at around 4:13 utc ( Dec 30 ) It gave a bright flash, around that time, with each flash after it, decreasing quickly in magnitude. 
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