Re: Iridium 8 -2 mag flare

Tristan Cools (tcools@nic.INbe.net)
Sun, 24 Aug 1997 10:19:43 +0200 (MET DST)

>Considering the numerous brilliant flares, I would appreciate a bit more=
 info.
>In particular, local time and approximate az/el and direction of the
>satellite.

>This will help pin down the circumstances of the flares without having to=
 run
>the pass for each observation.

>Ron Lee


This is a prediction for Iridium 12 for Aug 23:

Artificial Satellite Predictions for + 51=F812' N, +  3=F817' E

Night of Saturday 23 August 1997 on Sunday 24 August 1997
     Moon phase =3D -0.65
Satellite          UT        =E0      =EB   h    Az    H km   D km    =ED   =
 Mag

97- 30 B        21h21m07s   3h26  +53  27=F8  218=F8    794   1467   92=F8 =
 +2.1
                21h21m59s   2h04  +47  32=F8  233=F8    794   1320   78=F8 =
 +1.5
                21h22m50s   0h55  +36  35=F8  253=F8    794   1260   61=F8 =
 +1.1
                21h23m42s   0h06  +23  33=F8  274=F8    794   1298   44=F8 =
 +0.9


The flare was probably seen close to 45 And.(RA 01h11m DEC +37d43') at
21:22m42s UTC.

Greetings,
Tristan Cools
tcools@nic.INbe.net
BWGS member(Belgian Working Group Satellites)

Damse Vaart:    3.2478E/51.2277N 3.75m
Rijckevelde:    3.2856E/51.2045N 6.25m
Brugge     :    3.2166E/51.2104N 5m