Re:Bright point of light fading slowly in Pegasus

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Posted by Mark Jones at 13:50 on 2013 Oct 10

Hi William,Thank you for this excellent explanation. I’ve been studying the satflare website link and I am pretty sure this is what I saw. I’m actually near Leamington Spa but it doesn’t make much difference. My estimate of the object’s position was a little crude and looking at the positions on the sky map I think in my head I had put Pegasus the right-way up when saying ‘north-east’ (i.e. above and left). Looking again at the angle of Pegasus to the horizon at that time it was certainly more like ‘north-west’ and therefore the satellite you’ve identified seems to fit the bill. Interesting to see such a thing. It was something like magnitude -2 when I first spotted it, a little less than Jupiter perhaps. As I say it was immediately obvious as being a ‘new star’ in the wrong place.Thanks again,Mark