SATOBS ML (4353), 17 Jul 2010: Iridium 33 flash period

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Mon Jul 19 2010 - 15:55:21 UTC

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    Observations of the flashes from the Iridium 33 wreckage (97-051C) from the 
    evening of July 17-18 2010.
    
    See: http://www.satobs.org/seesat/Jul-2010/0175.html
    ...for method and similar data from 16 july.
    
    
    b = bright flash
    f = faint flash
    
    image 1 (21:59:32.30 - 21:59:42.35 UTC, Jul 17)
      - faint satellite trail visible but no flares
    
    image 2 (22:00:32.30 - 22:00:42.35 UTC, Jul 17)
    flashes at:
    22:00:34.79  (f)
           41.03  (f)
    
    image 3 (22:01:32.30 - 22:01:42.35 UTC, Jul 17)
    flashes at:
    22:01:36.95  (b)
           37.16  (b)
           37.39  (b)
    
    image 4 (22:02:02.30 - 22:02:12.35 UTC, Jul 17)
    flash at:
    22:02:08.23  (f)
    
    
    The flash series on image 3 is unusual in being so closely spaced. The faint 
    flashes in image 2 were of rather long duration, i.e. distinctly non-specular.
    
    Inbetween image 3 and 4 were 2 or 3 bright mag 0 flashes (seen while re-aiming 
    the camera).
    
    - Marco
    
    
    
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    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
    e-mail: sattrackcam@wanadoo.nl
    
    Cospar 4353 (Leiden):   52.15412 N, 4.49081 E (WGS84), +0 m ASL
    Cospar 4354 (De Wilck): 52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
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