Re: Iridium 26 'forgot' to flare up. LOL

From: alain.figer@club-internet.fr
Date: Thu Jan 05 2012 - 17:38:23 UTC

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    The times were incorrectly reported in my preceding message. Please read :
    
    17h 36.0 UTC  Iridium 49  a46° h55° mag-1
    17h 39.1 UTC  Iridium 26  a42° h58° mag-2
     
    Alain
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    Message du : 05/01/2012 18:31
    De : alain.figer@club-internet.fr
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    Sujet : Iridium 26 'forgot' to flare up. LOL
    
    
    Hi all, On 2 Jan 2012, using consistent forecasts by both Heavens-Above and Calsky, I was routinely watching 2 Iridium satellites due to flare just after passing by Persei : 18h 36.0 UTC Iridium 49 a46° h55° mag-1 18h 39.1 UTC Iridium 26 a42° h58° mag-2 Iridium 49 flared as expected, while Iridium 26 remained barely if at all visible to the naked eye at the predicted time. I I took 2 consecutive photos (of 15 seconds duration each), showing Iridium 26 steady at about magnitude 5. No flaring at all. Most surprising ! Regards Alain Figer 48.67°N, 2.12°E 170m a.s.l. -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: http://mailman.satobs.org/mailman/private/seesat-l/attachments/20120105/81ae1703/attachment.html _______________________________________________ Seesat-l mailing list http://mailman.satobs.org/mailman/listinfo/seesat-l
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