Re: Fast Flasher

finn@main.jetnet.ab.ca
Sun, 24 May 1998 09:31:28 -0600 (MDT)

At 10:30 AM 24/05/98 +0100, you wrote:
>
>The high angular velocity and the retrograde direction of motion both
>argue against a satellite/re-entry explanation. Assuming this was seen
>this morning, the 24th, I know of no satellites re-entering today.
>

Going with direction of travel of the object i saw last night, 23:15 L 23
May (05:15 UTC), my guess is it had an inclination of around 95 degrees.
True the speed of it was faster than i have witnessed before but the display
it put on has me baffled as to it's origin. I saw at least 3 and maybe even
4 distinct flashes and once it got closer the flashes resulted in short,
thick streaks. I've seen numerous meteors, i've even heard one at one time
but they have all had same long thin continous streak to them. But this one
pulsed which has me confused as to what it was.

Jari