Eight magnitudes too bright?

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Fri Jul 02 2004 - 05:07:14 EDT

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    Mike, Fred, and I were about to end the observing session when 
    we all saw a zero magnitude flare, northbound west of Vega.  
    It dimmed quickly, and then with my 8x42 I could not find it.  
    Although the object hardly seems to allow such a bright flare, 
    Transit O-14 (67-092A, 02965), which was predicted to be +7.8 
    magnitude at that position, matches the time, position, and
    direction pretty well.  Here's a page about it:
    
    http://www.astronautix.com/craft/owl.htm
    
    Here's a Meteor 2-2 (67-092A, 02965) PPAS report:
    
    77- 02 A 04-07-02 04:21:04   EC  144.9 6.0   7 21     +4.0->i
    
    BCRC site:  30.315N, 97.866W, 280m.
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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