Re: Very nice DMSP B5D2-7 flare

From: Robert G Fenske Jr (fenske@rgfpc.electro.swri.edu)
Date: Mon May 01 2000 - 17:17:44 PDT

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    On Sat, 29 Apr 2000, Ralph McConahy wrote:
    
    > Tonight I witnessed what must have been at least a -3 mag flare from DMSP
    > B5D2-7 (23233, 94057A).
    
    	I witnessed the same type of flare from this satellite last Wed
    (04/27 UT), though not as bright.  It rose to +0 mag, reaching its peak
    right about at culmination.  Then faded to invisibility about 5 sec later.
    
    
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