Re: unid flare

Sat, 27 Feb 1999 01:42:35 -0500

Tyler MacKenzie wrote:
>  I saw a flare from out side my Sackville apartment tonight while
> setting up my telescope.
 I have tentatively got it as MOS 1-B (20491/90013D), but it was
> supposed to be nearly 9th mag.  What would make this sat flare by 9+ mag's?
> Is it something else?  

MOS has been known to flare in the past. It does have a large panel that
is probably the source of the flares.

Jay Respler
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