Cosmos 2298 23431 flashed irregularly

Mark A. Hanning-Lee (mhanning-lee@syagen.com)
Tue, 14 Sep 1999 17:34:38 -0700

The following sat was seen to exhibit irregular flashes on Sunday 9/12
21:17 PDT = Monday 9/13 04:17 UTC. These flashes had no strong pattern,
up to mag 3 down to invisible? Here's the elset from mccants.tle:

Cosmos 2298      2.0  1.0  0.0  6.3 v 3.50
1 23431U 94083A   99252.17991018 +.00000242 +00000-0 +10693-3 0 04209
2 23431 074.0264 288.6405 0016171 052.4899 307.7718 14.28378120246128

Best, Mark

Observing location Big Bear City, CA, USA 34.261110 N 116.844170 W
elevation 2060 m