Iridium Obs, 6 May 97

Ron Lee (
Mon, 5 May 1997 21:39:00 -0600 (MDT)

Just saw the Iridium objects at 03:27 UT on 6 May.

It was a low elevation (12 deg) pass in the west. Using 7x50 binocs,
I guestimate the best magnitude at about 7.0, fading as it
moved north.  i "believe" that I saw three objects almost
equally spaced followed by two others with a similar spacing.

The spacing between the two groups was perhaps twice the
individual spacing.

All were withing the same field of view but a better pass
would have been nice.  Perhaps a north to south pass
similar to those that produce good DMSP sightings would be 
very nice.