Re: I did NOT see Iridium.

Ron Lee (ronlee@pcisys.net)
Sat, 23 Aug 1997 10:47:23

>The last two mornings I have tried to view the newest Iridium launch
>(#24903-24907) and missed each time.  The first time I decided I 
>tried to look too early on a south to north pass.
>
>This morning I waited to look as they passed through Orion.  And I 
>still missed them.  Verified that the orbits are still the same
>so I can't explain the miss yet.
>

I just checked the new elsets on the SatEvo page and the third digit of
the mean motion is different than what I had used.  Rerunning the 
predictions shows a 6 minute later pass than I expected.  Sure is
embarassing to get up early two mornings in a row and miss something by
a few minutes because of a stupid error!

Ron