Bright -1 flares by Iridium 33 wreckage seen

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Tue Mar 17 2009 - 20:13:41 UTC

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    Simone is right! The Iridium 33 wreckage (97-051C) is giving off bright flares 
    on occasion.
    
    I observed it flare shortly twice to mag. -1 in Perseus, at 20:06:56 and 
    ~20:07:02 UTC (the latter time has an uncertainty of +/- 5s).
    
    This was about 1 minute earlier than times predicted for me. No flares seen 
    around the predicted times (20:04:35 & 20:07:45).
    
    Very nice to see!
    
    - Marco
    
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