ROSAT - Big Flare.. OT for other lists

From: Derek C Breit (
Date: Thu Oct 20 2011 - 02:39:10 UTC

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    Has anyone seen ROSAT flare???
    I captured a pass (my first.. more each day..) where it flared brilliantly..
    I was watching the small TV screen while I followed it across the sky a small dot grew tremendously… Like an eighth inch dot became a half inch dot and back to normal..
    As soon as I gather everything up (it not in the yard but in the driveway) I’ll capture the video and post it..
    It was AWESOME on the screen..
    PS.. I have a pass each evening until decay on the 23rd..
    PSS.. A Quick idea of the Geometry.. I Live in CA at 38 North.. Sun Sets to the West. Pass was thru the handle of the dipper thru the little dipper and beyond.. Flare was (very roughly) near the Pole / Polaris..
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