Re: Topex (92 052A) flares

Eric Vondra (evondra@usaor.net)
Sun, 08 Mar 1998 00:33:19 -0500

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Rob McNaught wrote:


> 22076 TOPEX.
> Are flares from this object common?
>
I don't know how common they are, but I saw it flare last September. It
was cruising along at about 4.5 to 5.0 mag, then brightened to 3.0 and
dimmed again. I stopped watching it, but it caught my eye when I looked
up again. It had flared to -2.5! I think there was a post here within
the last six months or so about this one flaring.

Eric Vondra
Wampum, PA
40.9N/80.6W

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Rob McNaught wrote:
 
22076 TOPEX.
Are flares from this object common?
I don't know how common they are, but I saw it flare last September. It was cruising along at about 4.5 to 5.0 mag, then brightened to 3.0 and dimmed again. I stopped watching it, but it caught my eye when I looked up again. It had flared to -2.5! I think there was a post here within the last six months or so about this one flaring.

Eric Vondra
Wampum, PA
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