Iridium 920 spectacular!

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Fri Jan 31 2003 - 21:09:27 EST

No binoculars or stopwatch, but from outside my office I 
saw Iridium 920 (24871, 97-034C) do more than 200 flashes 
-- more than I could accurately count because some were 
rapid secondaries and double flashes.  It did some in the 
south, went invisible for maybe 30-40 seconds and then 
just south of Taurus started again, and flashed from the 
continually for about 60 degrees as it went north.  As it 
faded out in the north, a nice flare from Iridium 40 made 
its predicted appearance.  Then Iridium 920 started 
flashing again lower in the north.  It was quite a 
spectacle.  Now if only I can get out of here and go meet 
Mike at BCRC and see a few high-altitude objects....

Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA

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