Spectacular UNID

From: Rainer Kresken (rkresken@t-online.de)
Date: Sat Oct 15 2005 - 06:14:27 EDT

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    Dear all,
    Yesterday evening, I observed a spectacular UNID (UNID in terms of not 
    being predicted by heavens above) and I would really like to know what I 
    saw. My location was the Starkenburg Sternwarte near Heppenheim ( 
    49.6410N, 8.6370E), the time 19:42:38 UTC. At that time, the object 
    was only a few  arcmin from epsilon Aurigae (RA 05:01:58.14, dec 
    +4349'23.8"), coming from a passage close to the plejades. The object 
    was obviously tumbling with a maximum brightness of least 1 mag and a 
    period of a few seconds. The angular velocity suggested that it was 
    quite high.
    Any hint would be highly appreciated!
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