Lacrosse 5 flare & Iridium flares

From: Marco Langbroek (
Date: Sun Dec 02 2007 - 22:04:09 UTC

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    Hi all,
    A very strong wind blew the skies clean around twilight. I observed Lacrosse 5 
    (05-016A) and saw it briefly flare to mag 0 at 16:49:08 (+/-5s) UTC.
    Following this it was very irregular in brightness.
    The photograph capturing the flare allas was spoiled because a strong gust of 
    wind rocked the camera tripod during exposure, causing a disturbed trail image.
    Half an hour later Iridium 7 (97-020B) flared to mag. -2.5. It resulted ina 
    nice image which can be seen here:
    - Marco
    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
    Cospar 4353 (Leiden):   52.15412 N, 4.49081 E (WGS84), +0 m ASL
    Cospar 4354 (De Wilck): 52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
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