NOSS3-3 flaring

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Sun Apr 15 2007 - 11:32:51 EDT

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    This observation from martin Lewicki, an experienced
    observer and member of my local astronomical society.
    He thought it was 2 iridiums flaring. but that didnt check out,
    but Noss 3-3 did when I used Heavens Above to see if any of the
    NOSS 3 pairs were to blame.
    Tony Beresford
    After taking some exposures of Venus in twilight  on the beach I turn
    back to the house and was surprised to see two -5 mag "stars" in
    Centaurus region. They were about 3 degrees apart and very slowly
    moving together SSE, fading after about 30 sec. I must have spotted
    them just as they were at maximum brightness.
    [15/4/2007 18:51 CST ]
    If only the camera was still setup :(
    Tony, which ones were they?
    Reminds of my observation of triple Iridiums  back on 19 June 1997
    when they crossed the star field of Canis  Major.
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