USA 86 flare -2

Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Tue, 29 Jun 1999 02:57:39 -0500

USA 86 (22251, 92-83A) flared for about 3 to 5 seconds to about -2.0 
magnitude at 3:10:43-46 on 29 June 1999 UTC.  This was a perigee 
pass to the west of here.  I was tracking it with binoculars when it 
began to brighten so significantly that I switched to one-power.  
Location:  E. Ney Museum grounds: 30.3068N, 97.7267W, 150m.  

Except for the Moon, first really good night in a couple of weeks.

Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA