Unknown Object Flared

J. Kocijanski (kocis@charliebrown.catskill.net)
Thu, 8 Jul 1999 12:58:24 -0400

Hello.  I was observing with my telescope last night and saw a satellite
moving from NE to SE passing just east of Cygnus.  At around 10:40 it
flared brightly.  It was brighter than Venus when it did so.  It then faded
and I followed ith with binoculars for the rest of its pass.  Anyone have
an idea what it was?

John Kocijanski
Monticello, NY
41 35 N
74 40 W