Iridium 45

Mike DiMuzio (
Wed, 30 Dec 1998 19:55:07 +0000

	I observed a spectacular pass of Iridium 45
this evening, right on time.  The predicted mag was -7.1,
but this looked far brighter, around -8 plus.  It passed
about 15 degrees east of Jupiter and appeared to temporarily merge
with Beta Ceti as seen with the naked eye.

41.087N  80.722W 330 meters

Mike DiMuzio