Original Message was: 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 The time was EDT.