Flashed by the star measuring satellite = Hipparcos

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Sun Jan 16 2011 - 10:31:39 UTC

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    While aiming a geo sat, I noticed a flash above it. So I aimed at that area, and another bright flash appeared.
    It turned out, Hipparcos  ( 20169 ) was the one causing the show.
    This satellite measured the position of stars many years ago.
    It gave a bright flash, roughly every approx 12 seconds give are take.
    ppas report and video later.
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