Re: "Double" Iridium flare

From: Mark Hampton (area_x1@yahoo.co.uk)
Date: Fri Mar 15 2002 - 07:40:30 EST

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    Heavens above is a good service to use and as you
    found out, sometimes the magnitude estimates are
    no-where near what the sats appear to be.  Havent seen
    
     --- "Pinizzotto,Russell" <ZZOTTO@mail.nwmissouri.edu>
    wrote: > Last night from my location in NW Missouri, I
    sawany sats here for a while... been too cloudy. 
    
    Regards, 
    
    Mark Hampton
    
    > Iridium 58 and Iridium 90
    > flare within one minute of each other.  Iridium 58
    > was much brighter than
    > predicted, close to the max of -8.  Iridium 90 was
    > significantly dimmer.
    > The Heavens-Above predictions on brightness were
    > exactly the opposite.  They
    > did impress my son who is on spring break!
    > 
    > Best Regards,
    > Russ
    > 
    > 40.355N 94.968W 350m
    > 
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