Re: Iridium 4 at -2 magnitude!

J. Donald Gardner (fn470@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Sat, 16 Aug 1997 15:48:28 -0400 (EDT)

Reply to message from ronlee@pcisys.net of Sat, 16 Aug
>
>This is great!   Perhaps in one of the coming launches someone will
>see all 5 flash in sequence while still close together.

Maybe 7 for Proton launched Iridiums?
I wonder if the world is ready for that sight.  :-)

The Iridium that I observed to flare was NORAD # 24793 at 22:20:00 EDT
8 August 1997 (9 August 1997 02:22:00 UTC).

The double flare from last evening was NORAD # 04393 - Meteor 1-4.
It flared at 20:52:30 and 20:53:00 EDT (16 Aug. 00:52:30 and 00:53:00 UTC).
while traveling right to left through the Summer Triangle.

Cheers.

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