Iridium 20 rotation axis

Richard D McKee (
Tue, 16 Jun 1998 22:59:38 -0400

I noted two flashes from Iridium 20 (aka 18) #24871 less than 1 second apart
just after it passed between EpsUMa (Alioth) and ZetUMa (Mizar) from North
to South.  The flashes occurred at 17 Jun 1998 02:19:03 (within 5 sec) UTC.
My location is 36.058N 78.930W.  I don't know my altitude, but the altitude
for Durham, NC (where I live) is 130m.

Richard McKee
36.058N 78.930W