More Iridium observations

MALEY, PAUL D. (paul.d.maley1@jsc.nasa.gov)
Thu, 28 Aug 1997 07:34:18 -0500

Today, August 28, 1997 at 10:50 UT the most recent Iridium group
24907-24903 (Iridiums 22-26) were observed from Houston. Minor flaring
present but as the sun angle shifts it is clear we have lost the whopper
flares for now.

                                           max 
object  el      az     phase    magnitude 
                                       in flare region
24907  32   220     32             2.5
24906  32   222     31             3.0
24905  32   222     31             3.0
24904  32   222     30             3.0
24903  31   225     28             3.5

Outside of the flare region the general magnitude of these objects was
+5.5 fading to 6.5 as they moved northeast.

Paul



Paul D. Maley
DO5/Cargo Operations
NASA Johnson Space Center
Houston TX 77058 USA
phone: 281-244-0208
fax: 281-244-7622
email:      paul.d.maley1@jsc.nasa.gov
       
latitude 29.5378 north; longitude 95.0868 west; altitude 6 m