Five flashes by the Iridium 33 wreckage: regular interval

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Fri Mar 20 2009 - 21:52:00 UTC

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    Hi all,
    
    Two photo's of this evening's 20:12 UTC pass of the Iridium 33 wreckage 
    (97-051C) yielded a total of 5 flashes. I measured the positions of the flashes 
    on the images and compared against tle 09079.48224177 this yields the following 
    flare times, which (like those I established 3 nights ago) are a semi-regular 
    4.6 to 4.7 seconds apart:
    
    20 March
    
    Image 1
    20:11:34.32
    20:11:38.97
    
    Image 2
    20:12:02.31
    20:12:06.97
    20:12:11.63
    
    - Marco
    
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