Re: IR6 flare not predicted by Heavens-Above; IR5 observed

From: Rod Sladen (
Date: Wed Aug 22 2001 - 08:18:22 PDT

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    Paul Maley ( wrote:
    > I saw a bright flare (about -2 magnitude) from Iridium 6 at 
    > 1039UT on 22 Aug. 01 from the site coordinates listed below. 
    > Lat. 29.6049N, Lon. 95.1069W, Alt. 6m
    > This flare was not predicted by H-A. 
    Iridflar predicts this flare as only mag. +1.9 which is fainter than the Heavens-Above
    cut-off limit (mag.0).
    > IR 5 was also observed at 1026UT and there was no sign of any 
    > anomalous behavior.
    Or IR 51, whichever it really is! (presumably not flaring)
    Rod Sladen, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, UK
    52.9230N, 1.2190W
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