88-081A high and slow, flashing brightly

From: Ed Cannon (edcannonsat@yahoo.com)
Date: Sat Jul 28 2012 - 18:51:58 UTC

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    A local astronomy club member reported that he had
    seen a southbound object flashing brightly about 
    every ten seconds the evening of July 20 (local 
    time).  I found 88-081A (Cosmos 1305, 12818) to be
    a possible match.  Last night I confirmed that it 
    did indeed flash, to at least first magnitude, at 
    about 10.5 seconds flash period.  It did this near 
    the western edge of the "Keystone" of Hercules.  
    
    Hope to see the unid again tonight, if the weather
    permits, in spite of the bright moonlight.
    
    Ed Cannon - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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