Hotbird 1 slowly flaring, ie slowly rotating

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Wed May 23 2007 - 23:38:41 EDT

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    Ah another to add to my list.
    
    Hot bird 1 ( 23537 ) is slowly flaring. I call it a flare, not a flash due to the length of the
    event.
    
    At around 3:28 UTC ( May 24 ), it really gave a nice flare ( Mag 8 are brighter ), lasting a few
    seconds.
    
    It was near 
    
    16h 05m R.A
    -06 deg 01' min Dec
    
    Oh Ya!
    
    Kevin 
    
    
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