Iridium 27 observation

Bud Smith (
Sun, 11 Jan 1998 19:12:21 -0500

I observed Ir 27 (#24947) here this evening making a pass low in the east
using 7x50 binocs. I first glimpsed it north of Altair at 23:14:30 UT alt
22d,azm 280d, flashing at ~3sec intervals and just barely vis between
flashes. The flash magnitudes also diminished from a max of aprox. 1.5 to
3.0 during the pass. LOS was when it passed just north of Vega at 18:16:15 UT.

Finally , some clear skies here in the Northeast USA !!!

Bud Smith                 email:
Newtown, Connecticut USA
lat. 41.2539N             lon. 73.2120W      110m ASL