Iridium 24

Michael Boschat (
Mon, 3 Aug 1998 19:17:14 -0300 (ADT)


I'm sorta hooked on Iridiums now!  Last night Iridium 24 went over at
02:27 UT at about 10 to 12 degrees altitude, as it brightened from white 
it began to twinkle red for 2-4 seconds then back to white . It was about
-4 mag. I know there was slight atmospheric turbulence but this was an
interesting sight...
I'm at 44N 39' W63 36' in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Canada

Clear skies...
Michael Boschat ( Astronomer )    E-mail:
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