Re: Iridium 2

From: Markus Mehring (m.m@gmx.de)
Date: Tue Feb 06 2001 - 10:39:35 PST

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    On Tue, 06 Feb 2001 07:15:45 +0000, you ("Mark Harris"
    <Mark.Harris@southsomerset.gov.uk>) wrote:
    
    >Has anyone actually seen the above flare? There was a
    >mag 2 flare predicted by Iridflar for 5:23 GMT, and I
    >think I saw it. There was thin cloud about, but there
    >was certainly something moving from North to South
    >in aproximately the right place at the right time.
    >I know the sat itself is unreliable flare-wise due to
    >it being at a "parking" altitude, so I was interested
    >to know the likelihood of it being what I saw.
    
    Iridium 2 (25527/98066A) is probably a failure. As for flaring, I've never
    seen it brighter than mag 2.5.
    
    
    CU!	Markus
    
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