re: old elsets

Tyler MacKenzie (
Mon, 2 Mar 1998 15:02:30 -0400 (AST)

thanks to all those who replied to my request (namely: Don Gardner, Alan
Pickup, Mike McCants and Robert G Fenske Jr). it was indeed an iridium
flare, and a good one at that. following is a repost of what I sent in
reply to Don:
thanks for the help, and the mystery is finally solved:

Iridium 18 20:13:06.5 19 Oct 97 mag -6.2

now I have ammunition for my friend's question: "was that a supernova?"
thanks again, this has been a four-month mystery!

Tyler (Joe Stats) MacKenzie
Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
44.636N 63.595W 50m ASL