Iridium 36 Flare Through the Clouds

J. Donald Gardner (fn470@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Sat, 10 Jan 1998 12:08:29 -0500 (EST)

I didn't think I'd get to see the predicted -0.3 mag flare this morning.
Vega was 15 deg above the predicted flare location and totally obsured.
The flare, however, was clearly visible through the clouds and right on
time(6:27:00 EST, 11:27:00 UT). It was visible for about 5 secs.

Tonight Iridium 30 is predicted to flare to a -8.5 mag.


Don Gardner
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