Re: Unk Flare

From: Jari (
Date: Sun Jun 02 2002 - 14:53:43 EDT

Original message:

>at 06:37:13 i saw a very bright, est mag -6 flare of an object approx 15
>deg below (NW) Dubhe. It lasted long enough to see that it was heading
>to the NW coming from the SSE. While i was scanning the sky for further
>flares i saw a flash to the left (S) and slightly above Capella at

After further searching i see that ERS-1 #21574 91050A passed about 17deg
below Dubhe in Ursa Major at that time and it was heading towards Capella in
the NW so i would have to say that it was the one as i have seen bright
flares from it in the past. My thanks to those who replied.


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