Grace 1 & 2 and Obs for 23 April

From: Mir16609@aol.com
Date: Wed Apr 24 2002 - 08:37:43 EDT

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    Grace(s) 1 and 2:
    I timed the separation between the 2 objects at 21.8 seconds
    last evening (02:17 UTC, 24 April) as the 2 objects ascended
    in the north.  I thought that there was a dim object between
    the two (a fragment?) but I'm not sure.
    
    Iridium 86 produced a nice -4 mag flare at 00:55:09 UTC 24
    April and Iridium 12 followed with a +1 flare at 01:00:30. 
    Both flares were approximately due north at an elevation of
    about 25 deg.  Iridium 86 still has a "?" designation but it
    seems to produce reliable flares.
    
    Superbird A was a no-show from 03:16 to 03:46 UTC.  3:16 UTC
    might have been too late.  I'll try earlier next time.
    
    Cheers,
    Don Gardner  39.1799 N, 76.8406 W, 100m ASL
    http://hometown.aol.com/mir16609/
    
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