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Occurred : 10/24/2001 20:00 (Entered as : 10/24/01 20:00)
Reported: 10/25/2001 6:02:35 AM 06:02
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Manchester, NH
Shape: Light
Duration:30sec
Bright light sundenly vanished when telescope is trained on it.

I was out looking at the stars with my telescope. I noticed a bright yellow-orange object in the south east sky. I was very bright, maybe a magnitude of-1 or-2. I thought it might be Jupiter or Saturn? It did not appear to be moving. By the time I turned my telescope in the area and tried to center it in my finder scope, it vanished. It did not appear to look like landing lights from a plane either. The sky was totally clear at the time. Very unusual. I have been an ametuer astronomer for many years.