Re: Unidentified bright flare

From: Walter Nissen (nissen@gtcinternet.com)
Date: Sun Jun 20 2010 - 16:30:13 UTC

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    Hi , Paul ,
    
    You should also try to provide the direction of motion as a
    vertex angle .
    
    > time approximately 6.25 pm.
    
    If you want a solid ID , it's generally vital to have the time
    to within a few seconds , because there are so many objects
    in ( often similar ) orbits .
    This is so bright you may have a little more leeway .
    
    For future use , even if you are totally surprised , it's
    generally possible to obtain the time to 5 seconds or so .
    Immediately obtain the best possible time from any available
    clock .
    You or a companion may be able to count seconds as "one
    thousand and one , one thousand and two" , etc.
    Then find an accurate clock and compare your "bad" clock .
    This helps immensely .
    
    > I looked for Iridium flares but none match.
    
    Did you check against dead objects , ( formerly ? )
    tumbling ?
    
    Cheers ,
    
    Walter
    http://upforthecount.com
    -81.8637 , 41.3735 , 256m elevation
    
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