Re: ISS & IRIDIUM-9 22.XII., 23.XII

From: Jim (nixj@bellsouth.net)
Date: Sat Dec 23 2000 - 21:56:03 PST

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    Hi Dennis,
    
        The BWGS maintains a database on flashing satellites including the iridium tumblers
    at:
    
    http://gallery.uunet.be/tcools/satimage/bwgs/bwgs.htm
    
        At my site's data pages I have flash data on the Iridium tumblers taken from our
    groups efforts and data from the BWGS at, these can be found at:
    
    http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Galaxy/3070/data.htm
    
    and click on Iridium tumblers.
    
    Regards and best wishes -----------------------------------------------------------------
    Jim Nix  |  Raleigh Springs #8936  35.2131N 89.9354W  90m
                 |  Lim Mag 7.0, Clear  Sat-tracks.com
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    
    Dennis wrote:
    
    > Observer: Dennis Hennig, home Berlin
    > "Christmas" Location Rasdorf
    > abt. 51.88N 12.82E  50m asl
    >
    > 22.12.2000
    > ISS made a fine pass, max. elevation 87deg
    > at 16.37.05UTC, distance 382km
    > steady at max. about -0mag
    > orange tint was obvious
    > entered earth shadow near Jupiter
    > Progress 1-4 not seen
    >
    > 23.12.2000
    > IRIDIUM 9 (tumbling) nice show, irregular flash-pattern
    > after passing max. elevation (31deg) dir. West at 18.00.23UTC
    > one flare better than Jupiter >-3mag
    >
    > ISS passed max. elevation 70deg at 17.09.41UTC
    > steady at max. about -1mag
    > orange tint was obvious
    > entered earth shadow at 18.10UTC at 62deg el.
    > very red coloured
    >
    > Progress 1-4 leading the station a few seconds
    > flared at max. elevation (abt. 70deg) from invisible
    > to +3mag and faded to abt. +5mag until it entered earth shadow
    >
    > I have seen IRIDIUM-9 and USA-129 a couple of times.
    > There are much more flashing/tumbling objects.
    > Would anybody be so kind to tell me more about tumbling
    > IRIDIUMS and other bright flashers?
    >
    > Thanks and Merry Christmas
    > Dennis
    >
    > denxku@gmx.net
    >
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