NOAA Flare

James Nix (
Fri, 16 Apr 1999 00:04:46 +0000

Observations  4/15/99  4/16 GMT

Skies did not clear til late but I was able to set up for a few Iridium

Iridiums: Iridiums 71t gave a single mag 2.0 flare on ascension, no time
	noted.  Ir 24 t was quiet.
General:  NOAA 11 gave two mag -2 to -3 flares in 
	succession (predicted mag at 5.7).  Caught 
	sight of it just before Max of first flare 
	at 02:25:00 While setting up camera for Ir 
	24t (which passed un-flashingly).  NOAA 
	then dimmed to mag 1 then brightened again 
	to around -2.0 to -3.0.   Will post exposure
	if it comes out well.

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