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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:10 pm 
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Just as I stepped outside tonight at 10:02, a very bright meteor flashed across the sky from East to West through Pegasus. I estimate it would have gone very close to theta Pegasus. It left no train and was brilliant white. I missed the end of it as it went behind my roof.
The sky is awfully polluted tonight so it must have been bright to have been seen so easily.
Anyone else looking in that direction at the time?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:48 pm 
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Hi George from my location not very far from you I observed exactly the same white light through Pegasus at that time.As you explained there was no train but gave out about mag -12 light.ATB A6I.Nice skymap spot on

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:45 pm 
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I am delighted someone else saw it! Because I had just stepped outside my eyes were not at all adapted so I have no idea of the magnitude - but I know it was bright :D


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