Looks like you saw a iridium flare from Iridium 21A Iridium 21A ? 1 25778U 99032B 99188.12152485 +.00001457 +00000-0 +33615-3 0 00376 2 25778 086.5158 082.9764 0001753 061.6250 298.5133 14.54654534003674 It was predicted to occur around 22:38:46 EDT. Kevin 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.