Bright flash from Eutelsat W2 and flashing peice of Debris

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Wed Jan 19 2011 - 02:51:56 UTC

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    Playing back the video, I had captured yesterday evening, I had a bright flash from Eutelsat W2 ( 25491 ) at 23:48:23 utc ( Jan 17 )
    It appeared to be mag 5 range are brighter. I didn't notice any other flashes from it. 
    Earlier in the day, while moving to a new area of sky, I had a flashing sat pass by.
    It turned to be Cosmos 1275 debris, catalog number of 12709. It got fainter as I followed it. 
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