A Strange Flare

From: Carlos Bella (carlos.apodman@gmail.com)
Date: Tue Oct 25 2011 - 11:44:16 UTC

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    On the morning of october 21 I use my WATEC Ultimate camera to film the
    Orionids meteor shower but one thiny and fast event catch my attention.
    In one of the videos, captured automatically by the software UFOCapture, I
    register a curious flare that gradually increased the brightness up to mag
    -1.2. I think that can discount the possibility of a satellite flare because
    it´s absolutely static in the time interval of the growing brightness. But I
    can be wrong.
    It could be a meteor whose trajectory coincides exactly with my line of
    sight? Or could be a satellite flare ? Has anyone ever seen something like
    this ?
    In the animation below look close to the top left side of the field:
    - http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae325/APODman2k/AnimationWizard1.gif
    The movie can be seen here:
    - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xTPeiKfAow
    Camera: WATEC 902 H2 Ultimate
    Location: São Paulo, Brazil ( 23°36'19.07"S, 46°39'8.80"W)
    Time Zone: -2 GMT  (DST)
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