Ir 24/46 Flare

From: finn@main.jetnet.ab.ca
Date: Fri Jan 26 2001 - 18:36:39 PST

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    I had a predicted -8 flare this evening so i stepped out to view it. As i
    was waiting, with camera at the ready, i noted a -2 flash almost due East
    approx 10 deg above Castor at 02:03:35 27 Jan UTC +/- 3 sec. Then at the
    appointed time of 02:05:08 i got the flare at Az 151 deg El 41 deg. Mag -8.
    However the Iridium TLEs i have says it was Ir 46 while the McCants.tle says
    it was Ir 24. Both sets of TLEs were obtained from Mike's site. Either one
    Ir24 or Ir46, i believe was the cause of the flash and it did flare as
    predicted. 
    
    Iridium TLE:
    Iridium 46    
    1 24905U 97043C   01025.10787305 -.00000020  00000-0 -14265-4 0  4724
    2 24905  86.3994 237.3623 0002507  59.6839 300.4606 14.34216768179694
    
    McCants TLE:
    Iridium 24       4.0  1.8  0.0  6.0 d   12
    1 24905U 97043C   01025.10787305 -.00000020  00000-0 -14265-4 0  4724
    2 24905  86.3994 237.3623 0002507  59.6839 300.4606 14.34216768179694
    
    Jari
    54.25N
    110.11W
    556m
    
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