Re: Iridium 22 double flare + other flash

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Sat Dec 18 2004 - 19:29:44 EST

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    What you saw was a flare first off the antenna of iridium 22, followed bt a flare off the solar
    panel of iridium 22. It's quite common, for flares off the solar panel. Heavens above doesn't
    predicted solar panel flares, only flares off the satellite's antenna.
    --- "Thomas A. Troszak" <> wrote:
    > After iridium 22 performed it's spectacular predicted -8 mag flare 
    > (Thanks Chris Peat!) it stayed visible for a while, then it flared up 
    > again at the roughly the same location of the earlier flash, for a nice 
    > double flare.
    > Was the earlier flash from another Iridium "traveling with" Iridium 22?
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