Iridium 11A r -- very bright pass

Ralph McConahy (rmcconahy@earthlink.net)
Sun, 3 Jan 1999 17:46:45 -0800

Just observed Iridium 11A r (25579, 98-74C).

It was running about 30 seconds late using this elset:

Iridium 11A r   10.0  3.0  0.0  3.5 d     541 x 171
1 25579U 98074C   99001.62048826  .00929779 -15225-5  57336-3 0   397
2 25579  86.3601 191.6182 0274813 119.3795 243.5203 15.71099832  2042

The sky was still blue but Jupiter was visible. This fast moving satellite
easily out-shined Jupiter as it passed near it, and had been even brighter
when it was to the north as the sun-sat-obs angle was greater.

  Ralph McConahy
  34.8829N  117.0064W