Thanks David, but I had the 2150 flare at mag. -5; I don't know why that info did not show up for me when I first checked the site with my location. Anyway, I know it was at 2150 because my watch is always set by WWV. Anyway, you're right, it was an Iridium Flare. I was off center by a few KM. Doug ----- Original Message ----- From: "David M. Douglass" <dmdouglass@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2009 10:49 PM Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: A mystery 'flare' in Cygnus >From the Heavens Above site... for Iridium flares... 21:58:44 64 Degrees at 31 Degrees altitude intensity -7 David M. Douglass New Email Address: david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Home (480) 839-2629 Cell (602) 908-9092 -----Original Message----- From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Doug Snyder Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2009 10:29 PM To: amastro; az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [AZ-Observing] A mystery 'flare' in Cygnus Hi, While outdoors doing Milky Way naked eye observing under very clear southern AZ skies, I observed the following mystery 'flare' in Cygnus at about 2150 MST 6-21-09 (0450 UT on Monday 6-22-09). The object brightened to about mag. -3 for about 8 to 10 seconds, then faded beyond naked eye visibility. I estimated it's azimuth at about 70 degrees and its altitude at about 30 degrees, maybe a little less. That would place it in the region of where the star 'eta Cygni' is. I referenced the Iridium Flare section of the heavens-above site for current and previous 48 hour flares, but nothing corresponded to my sighting, so I am wondering if anyone else on the list observed it or maybe was imaging that area of the sky around that time. I did not see it repeat. Thanks & Clear Skies, Doug Snyder Palominas, AZ -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.