RE: observations from Netherlands

From: Ted Molczan (molczan@home.com)
Date: Sat Dec 09 2000 - 08:38:14 PST

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    Paul Maley wrote:
    
    > I observed one interesting naked eye flasher which produced specular
    > flashes of -1 heading north to south on 5 December 2000 at 0537UT; at
    > that moment it passed near Eta Ursa Majoris.
    
    > I ran SKYMAP and did not find a match except for Iridium 9 heading
    > at the right time, but in the the opposite direction.
    
    According to Findsat, Iridium 9 travelled from north to south, just as Paul
    described.
    
    > This object had primary flashes 8 seconds apart with a secondary visible
    > at +3 occuring 1 second or so after the primary max. A very interesting
    object
    > to watch. Anyone have any idea which object it was?
    
    I will take a look at Iridium 9 (97030C / 24838) to see whether or not it is
    tumbling.
    
    Ted Molczan
    
    
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