Fw: Unpredicted Iridium Flare

From: gprichard (gprichard@vtown.com.au)
Date: Thu Apr 13 2006 - 20:55:38 EDT

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    From: "gprichard" <gprichard@vtown.com.au>
    To: <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 1:40 PM
    Subject: Unpredicted Iridium Flare
    Hello ladies and gentleman,
       My name is Gordon. I have just subscribed to this mailing list, but I
    have been reading your posts in the archives for about six months. I
    have been observing satellites for about 12 months, usually using
    unaided eyes from my suburban backyard in Newcastle, Australia.
       Last night, at 0931 UT I observed what appeared to be an unpredicted
    Iridium flare. It was moving from south to north reaching a maximum
    magnitude of approximately -7.0 at approximately RA 6h30m and
    declination -30. My observing site is 32.8670S, 151.7000E and height 0m.
    Is this object identifiable and is this type of observation useful in
    reacquiring "lost" Iridiums (if that is what I observed).
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