Re: Ir5 no show...

Igor G. Rozivika (
Tue, 5 May 1998 21:47:24 +0400 (MSD)

On 5 May 98 Chris Peat wrote:
>I read a couple of messages recently about Iridium 5 not showing up with a
>flare when expected.

Hello Chris! Hello all!

On 25 Mar 98 I've also observe the "double" flare of Iridium 37 and Iridium 5
at 0:03:09UT. The amplitude of a flare of Ir37 was about -1 mag (predicted
-1.8 mag). 30 seconds after, in 0:03:40UT was predicted the "monster" flare
of Ir5 (-6.6 mag!). But I have seen nothing. The limiting magnitude of
dimmest stars was about 4.5 mag. Unfortunately, weather has hindered to
observe other flares Ir5 in the next weeks.
I see, that Ir5 has played a trick and on other observers...


Igor G. Rozivika (
Sosnovy Bor, St. Peterburg, Russia
Lat. 59.883N
Lon. 29.017E
Alt. 50 m