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Posted by DaveMitsky
on Monday, January 06, 2014 10:41 AM
These events were most likely "flares" from Iridium or other satellites. For a detailed explanation of why such transient flashes can't be from novae or supernovae, see my General Stargazing post entitled I'm Afraid You Didn't See a Supernova, which can be seen at http://cs.astronomy.com/asy/observing/f/1/t/47584.aspx
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