Kolibri flare?

From: Edward S Light (light@argoscomp.com)
Date: Tue Apr 16 2002 - 07:50:08 EDT

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    Despite haze and some clouds, last evening (EDT) we saw Kolibri (27394 =
    01-051C) apparently undergoing a slow flare.
    
    At 2002 Apr 16/00:47.0 UTC it peaked at about 4.4 magnitude when at
    apparent alt/azim 61/118 (corresponding to a quicksat intrinsic mag of +6.1
    and a SkyMap standard mag of +7.4).
    
    By about 11 seconds later (alt/azim 52/120) it had dimmed to about 6.1
    magnitude (corresponding to "intrinsic" 7.7 and "standard" 9.0). At that
    point, we lost it in a cloud (note that shadow entry wasn't for at
    least another half minute or more).
    
    All magnitudes above are +/- 0.5 and the observations were made with
    7x50 and 10x50 binuculars.
    
    Clear and dark skies!
    
    Ed and Darlene Light
    Lakewood, NJ, USA
    N 40.1075, W 074.2312, Hgt +24 m (80 ft)
    
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