Double flare mag zero (est.) near Cassiopeia

From: Bev M Ewen-Smith (
Date: Mon Oct 27 2008 - 16:42:50 UTC

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    Two of our observers reported a double flare (two objects flaring 
    close together) to the left (ie North) of the Cassiopeia asterism for 
    about 15 seconds around 2008-10-26 19:26 with no detectable movement 
    during that time.  They estimated that the brighter object was 
    magnitude zero.  Observing from N37 11.4 W008 36.0.
    Checking the data here, there are two slow moving objects - Norad 
    23420U (Molniya 1-88) and 78095E - in the reported position.  Are 
    there records of either of these flaring so brightly when so far from 
    the Earth?
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