Re: Unidentified bright flare

From: Paul Floyd (p.n.floyd@gmail.com)
Date: Sun Jun 20 2010 - 09:52:44 UTC

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    Good point. Got a little excited.
    
    What I will need to do is look tomorrow night at the same time through
    the window (four minutes earlier of course) and then post that
    information i.e. so I can remind myself what stars where in that part
    of the sky.
    
    My location is Gowrie (Australian Capital Territory, Australia):
    35.4167S, 149.1000E
    
    Regards,
    
    Paul Floyd.
    www.nightskyonline.info
    
    
    
    On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 7:36 PM, Bjoern Gimle@GlocalNet
    <bg_26934@glocalnet.net> wrote:
    > Without being too technical, you still need to give your coordinates (or
    > well described location) to within about 10 km.
    > And you should specify how inaccurate your timing (and directions) might be.
    > Add the (minimum) duration of the flare.
    > You might be able to verify the position of the flare by sitting in the same
    > position and relate to the early morning Sun,
    > or to terrestrial features that you relate to stars at a later time
    > (specify!) or even turn lights and TV off on a clear evening
    > and find a reference star at that position (specify time!)
    >
    > ----- Original Message ----- ...
    >>
    >> Details are as follows (sorry they aren't very technical): Flare time
    >> approximately 6.25 pm. Approximately 40 degrees above the horizon
    >> (North East). Flare possibly -8 or brighter.
    >
    > ...
    >>
    >> and it caught my eye (high window) in a brightly lit room.
    >
    >
    >
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