Unknown "Blinker" Last Night

From: Brad Young (brad.young@domain-engineering.com)
Date: Tue Sep 20 2005 - 08:38:52 EDT

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    Saw a "blinker" right on time as predicted by Ed Cannon from his
    observations. I presume it was LES 8, from where/when he  reported it and my
    extrapolated time and position. Maybe I should say I saw it LES night!
    
    Timings(UT) 2:09:16 2:11:14 2:13:11 2:14:11 (a faint "secondary flash")
    2:15:08 2:17:06 2:19:03 2:21:00 2:22:57 2:22:54 2:24:54 2:26:51 2:28:49
    2:30:46 2:32:43 2:34:41
    
    Magnitude (approx) +2.5 gradually declining to +7 on last one, except
    "secondary flash" was also ~+7 mag. First 3 observations 1X (naked eye) then
    switched to 10X50 binoculars.
    
    Positions: X,X,X,X, 19h22 +5.5, X, 19h25 +5.6, 19h27 +5.7, 19h29 +5.8, 19h31
    +5.8, 19h33 +5.9, 19h35 +6.0, 19h37 +6.0, 19h39 +6.0, 19h40 +6.1 (X means no
    position for that timing)
    
    Ed, can you or Mike check my positions and see if that was indeed LES 8? My
    location data below. I can safely surmise from the data that the earth still
    turns 1/2 degree in about 2 minutes. Thanks for the alert to watch for it
    and I'll try again tonight, earlier again to suit.
    
    Position: Tulsa, OK
    +36.154, -95.993
    650 ft MSL
    
    Brad Young, PE
    Domain Engineering
    918.582.4280 voice
    918.582.4283 fax
    406 S Boulder, Ste 234
    Tulsa, OK 74103 USA
    
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