Re: 2 Iridium flares

From: Bjorn Gimle (b.gimle@chello.se)
Date: Thu Mar 07 2002 - 03:24:19 EST

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    I saw six flares (to the right of Lyra) of Iridium 70, 72-75, and one before
    those, five days after launch (1998-05-21 23:59 UTC)
    
    In our bright summer night, I dared not try for all six, some minutes apart,
    but I captured all on video, and the five new on a picture.
    See:
    http://members01.chello.se/isaq/Bilder9805/Irid7x.jpg
    and:
    http://members01.chello.se/isaq/Bilder9805/Irid7xx.gif
    or:
    http://members01.chello.se/isaq/Sat.htm
    
    
    -- bjorn.gimle@tietotech.se (office)                         --
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    > another list. So I did see all the new Iridiums in one night. Has anyone
    > else ever seen 2 iridiums flaring at the same time within a few degrees of
    > each other? It was quite a treat.
    
    
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