Long March and Iridium 24

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Thu Feb 14 2002 - 06:14:00 EST

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    This one, the Long March CZ-3A Rk that launched DFH-3 2 
    (24799) also gave a very nice, easy one-power pass about 
    10 minutes before the meeting of the San Antonio 
    Astronomical Association.  A good group of us watched, 
    but I didn't have my stopwatch going that time.  Here's
    PPAS for the pass last night:
    97- 21 B 02-02-14 01:30:00   EC  122.4 0.5  27  4.53  +2.0->inv
    Iridium 24 (97-082B, 25105) did some very bright flashes,
    but it's not clear what its flash period was -- 8 to 9 
    seconds, I guess (maybe more data later but have run out
    of steam for now).
    Observed from UT Austin campus, 30.286N, 97.739W, 150m.
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
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