Re: Iridium 71

J. Kocijanski (
Wed, 22 Jul 1998 06:49:24 EDT

In a message dated 7/22/98 5:44:19 AM !!!First Boot!!!,

> As per the request from Walter Nissen concerning Iridium 71, i saw no
>  flashes, glints or any other visible signs that it was tumbling. I looked
>  for it with 1X and with 10x50 but did not see it as it passed by my
>  (54.25N 110.11W 556m) at 05:23:40 22 Jul UTC.  

I could not located Iridium 71 on 2 occasions last evening.  There was a pass
at 21:56 EDT (01:56 UT; 22 July) below Delphinus and a -2 mag flare predicted
for 23:36:49 (03:36:49 UT; 22 July) to the right of Libra.  Both passes were
about 20 deg above the horizon during an evening with an average haze in the
sky but I should have seen the -2 mag flare.

Don Gardner
76.8419 W, 39.1796 N,  34m ASL