Iridium 16 (97-030F, 24841) tumbling/flashing

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Tue Jun 14 2005 - 03:36:36 EDT

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    Sunday evening (June 12/13) we were watching Iridium 914 
    (97-030A, 24836) flashes.  Suddenly to the left and higher 
    up was a very bright flash, and after we both said, "What 
    was that?!" there was another flash, maybe about mag. -5.  
    I got it in my 8x42 and followed it on to the south.  It 
    was Iridium 16 (97-030F, 24841), and I was able to watch 
    it flashing again on its pass tonight.  Here are timings 
    from the June 14 UTC pass:
    
    13.62, 13.90, 1.41, 25.44, 1.15, 12.03, 9.78, 2.72, 7.36, 
    1.96, 1.51, 3.46, 8.41, 1.43, 3.61
    
    This was from the Ney Museum -- 30.307N, 97.727W, 150m.
    
    The Monday evening Meteor 1-7 (71-003A, 04849) pass was 
    obscured by clouds, but Mike and I saw it Sunday evening 
    (June 13 UTC).  I wish I knew when it might re-enter (if
    it hasn't already)....
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
    
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