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Occurred : 8/20/2003 21:40 (Entered as : 08/20/03 21:40)
Reported: 8/21/2003 11:28:03 AM 11:28
Posted: 8/28/2003
Location: San Rafael, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:4 minutes approx
At approximately 9:40 pm waiting for Mars to rise high enough in the sky to observe easily with telescope and binoculars. I was observing the star Vega in the constellation of Lyra with a Meade refracting telescope and binoculars with a friend. When she commented that she had seen an faint blue flashing object in the binoculars just to the east of Vega. Passing the binoculars to me I panned slightly to the east of Vega and sure enough picked up a faint irregular flashing object on a northeastern heading. I was able to track the object for approximately 4 minutes. In that time it traversed possibly 15 degrees of the visible sky. At that point I lost the object from the field of view of the binoculars and wasn't able to pick it up again. This may have been one of the Cosmos Rocket (satellites/ space debris)