Re: Iridium 73 status mystery

From: Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Date: Thu Jan 25 2001 - 09:36:21 PST

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    > Bjoern Gimle wrote (in various postings):
    >
    > > Also *as expected*:
    > > http://www2.satellite.eu.org/seesat/Jan-2001/0151.html
    >
    > That posting referred to Iridium 14 (25777, 99-032A) on Jan.10 giving an
    apparently
    > normal -7 mag flash, and Iridium 77 ? flaring to around predicted -8
    Jan.11,
    > and *not* to Iridium 73.
    >
    
    I should check my data better before posting!
    
    Anyway, today I had according to IridFlar from work:
    
                                         ...      ... Bearing
    Ir# S    Date    Local Time Azm El   ... Mag  ... (km)
    -------------------------------------... -----...-------
    73  ? 2001- 1-25 17:05:09.5 194 29   ... -6.6 ...  5.8 E
    
    and my father-in-law had it:
    
    73  ? 2001- 1-25 17:05:11.2 194 29   ... -6.7 ...  5.3 E
    
    Neither of us saw it at 1-power.
    
    
    
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