LES 8 (76-23A) flashing

From: Ed Cannon (edcannonsat@yahoo.com)
Date: Thu Jul 08 2010 - 06:47:15 UTC

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    Tuesday evening at about 9:40 PM (2:40 UTC on July 7)
    while looking for something else I happened to see 
    something flashing roughly every 12 seconds or so 
    (failed to have my stopwatch going at the time) and 
    soon realized it was stationary.  When first seen 
    it was about magnitude +5, I think.  After about 
    eight minutes it had faded to +7, and I let it go.  
    Findsat identified it as LES 8 (76-023A, 08746).  
    It was in the vicinity of RA 14:45, Dec +8.1 when 
    I first saw it.  This was seen from BCRC -- 30.316N, 
    It has a peculiar history in the PPAS database, in
    that some years ago its flash period was over two
    minutes, but in the last couple of years it's been
    seen with a flash period of less than 20 seconds.
    Ed Cannon - Austin, Texas, USA
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