Re: very bright object

Tony Beresford (
Sat, 13 Jun 1998 22:04:02 +0900

At 01:54 13/06/98 EDT, wrote:
>The only one in an equatorial orbit (W -> E) was #6153 (Copernicus, COSPAR
>72065A).  I've never heard of it flaring but maybe someone else has.
Its older companion OAO-2 ( 68-110A), was observed flaring to mag -4
20 November 1997 by Rob Mcnaught at Bugalbie. 
Tony Beresford