Possible flahses from Feng-yun `C deb

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Sun Apr 15 2007 - 14:47:33 EDT

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    At 1808 UTC (approximate timing sorry) in a dawn sky I observed two brief 
    flashes to around mag -1 about one second apart in the East South East at an 
    elevation of around 60 degrees, the second a little to the south of the 
    first.   Positional observations were not possible as the sky was too bright 
    to see any reference stars.   The flashing did not appear to come from an 
    aircraft etc as no further flashes were seen.
    
    The position, timing and direction coincide reasonably with the near decay 
    29718 1999-025G FENG-YUN 1C DEB- I was looking for any sign of this object 
    but had not expected to see much owing to the dawn conditions and its 
    elevation of around 270 km.
    
    Though this observation is vague and probably unverifiable, it could be 
    worth any observers able to look out for this object to check on it, and in 
    any case it is due to decay very shortly: I will have a good chance early 
    tomorrow our time when it will be much closer to decay.
    
    Robert
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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