Re: A Strange Flare

From: Paul Salanitri (
Date: Tue Oct 25 2011 - 12:17:48 UTC

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    I have captured a time-lapse similar occurrence a number of months ago, and have been puzzled by it. 
    It seemed only to move about a degree over a minute then disappeared again. 
    Will try and post up a video over the next day. 
    I too would like some feedback on what it might be. 
    Paul Salanitri
    On 25/10/2011, at 21:44, Carlos Bella <> wrote:
    > 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:
    > -
    > The movie can be seen here:
    > -
    > Camera: WATEC 902 H2 Ultimate
    > Location: São Paulo, Brazil ( 23°36'19.07"S, 46°39'8.80"W)
    > Time Zone: -2 GMT  (DST)
    > Thanks
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