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Re: Observing Strange Star

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Posted by zinc star/">zinc star on January 7, 1999 11:22:21 UTC

well dave your not alone-- I too have seen this strange light in the sky and until now I thought it might have been the new space station being built . who knew while sitting on my Ocean Drive south beach balcony in december that I would discover a light i've never seen and that it would be a star called sirus so says Paul. well that mystery is satisfyingly solved for now star gazing the Orion: this is- Zinc Star Easton,Pa....

: Okay

: Time: 10:30pm Arizona time : Looking southeast in Tucson, AZ.

: There's a bright flickering star under the : constellation of Orion. If you look at Orion's belt, : the 3 stars that make up the belt point ALMOST in a : straight line towards it. The star is located about : half-way between Orion and the Horizon.

: I'm noticing this star flickering more and brighter : than others in the area. It's flickering red and blue. : I took out my binoculars and saw that it was not : simply a slow plane or helicopter in the distance. : It's stationary. It must be a star.

: Am I observing a possible instability which could : potentially mean a Nova, or is it just an atmospheric : effect that will go away when the star is further : from the horizon? It's only this star that is : flashing red and blue in the area.

: Any info on this would be appreciated. Please email : privately. Thanks

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