Re: Hubble flashes

Willie Koorts (wpk@saao.ac.za)
Sat, 8 Feb 1997 08:35:32 +0200 (GMT+0200)

Hi folks

Just a short message to say that I saw another nice glint off HST last
night on a nice pass again (38 deg Alt.) This time it was just after
culmination and even brighter (perhaps up to -5 mag) than the previous one
because of it being much closer. 

One of the visiting astronomers from the UK also saw the specticle the
previous time (after I mentioned about it going over that evening at
supper) and was keen for morte predictions for last night.  When the
others heard about it, they also asked for the details of the pass, so I
even got the professional astromomers looking at satellites now.  After
HST played along so nicely last night, I would like to hear their comments
this afternoon when they get up. 

Cheers
Willie