NOSS 3-3 double wow!

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Wed Sep 28 2005 - 06:00:46 EDT

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    I was at the Ney Museum site again.  The sky was somewhat hazy.
    At about 1:52:40-54 Sept. 28 UTC NOSS 3-3 A and C (05-004A and 
    C, 28537 and 28541) flared to at least -2 magnitude.  They 
    were visible without binoculars for much longer before and 
    some seconds after that.  They definitely rated a double wow!
    
    Earlier, Cosmos 1536 (84-013A, 14699) did a very bright pass
    fairly high east of the zenith, getting as bright as zero mag.
    
    Seven flaring geosats were visible, five in the shadow-entry
    area.  One of those I could see only with my 10x50, which I 
    decided to get out due to being in town with some haze in the
    sky.
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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