Saturday night (early 8 August UTC) at a public star party, we saw an UNID flash very brightly a few times. Due to members of the public being around, the data are not as good as I'd like to send. The object was going southeast and was first seen southeast of the zenith, probably lower than 60 degrees. It passed some degrees east of Sagittarius. I saw at least one -2 flash before my first stopwatch click, which was probably late. It was invisible (one-power) between flashes, and the flashes grew fainter as it progressed. The flashes resembled those of a tumbling Iridium. The first two flash times below are estimates based on the actual period being about 11.7 (last three times). I rounded them off to tenths. Period 8 Aug 1999 Click Seconds UTC a 2:31:42.7 estimate b 2:31:54.4 estimate 01 2:31:55.8 true 02 10.29 2:32:06.05 " 03 11.63 2:32:17.7 " 04 11.67 2:32:29.35 " 05 11.74 2:32:41.1 " The location was 30.188N, 98.088W, 330m -- Dripping Springs, Texas. The least unlikely seemingly possible candidate that I found using alldat.tle was 71-120C, 08826, Meteor 1-10 Db, but I did not find it in the PPAS database, and I tend to think that it's too small to flash to -2. Ed Cannon - firstname.lastname@example.org - Austin, Texas, USA ____________________________________________________________________ Get your own FREE, personal Netscape WebMail account today at http://webmail.netscape.com.