Ir 18 and 80 observation

Michel Jacquesson (
Mon, 15 Mar 1999 11:36:12 -0100


  Yesterday, I made an unusual obsevation (for me!) of 2 Iridiums : 
Iridflare had predicted two flares at the same time , the same place for 
two different satellites (#18 and 80). I used my binocs when I saw the 
beginning of the flare and I discovered the two satellites very closed 
together (like Mizar and Alcor), but only one of them made a flare! Is 
it a commun observation? 
Michel  Jacquesson
08220 Sévigny-Waleppe
4°05' E  49°36' N