Re: Uars flash

spaceman (spaceman@tiac.net)
Thu, 30 Nov 1995 23:39:49 -0500

Hi Steven-

I saw the same pass as you- and saw an UNBELIEVABLE FLASH from UARS...

I was watching the spacecraft with our satellite tracking telescopes (7"
Refractor AND a 12" Schmidt-Cassegrain), it was locked on, centered at 240x
in the scope, and easily resolved.  Then... WHAM! UARS gave a mag -5 or
brighter glare for about 10 seconds, I couldn't believe it- pure white in
the scope (slightly yellowish).

It was at appx 21:40:07?  to 21:40:17?