Iridium 27 + Orion 3

From: Mir16609@aol.com
Date: Tue May 09 2000 - 20:22:45 PDT

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    There was an interesting pattern of bright flashes from Iridium 27.  There 
    were 2 segments of distinctive bright (-1 mag or brighter)flashing.  Times 
    are UTC 10 May:
    
    Hr Min Sec  Delta
    01  22  53.15   
    01  22  59.72   6.57
    01  23  06.35   6.63
    01  23  13.06   6.71
    01  23  17.25   4.19
    01  23  19.87   2.62
    01  23  23.94   4.07
    01  23  26.50   2.56
    
    01  24  25.88
    01  24  32.38   6.50
    01  24  39.06   6.68
    01  24  45.69   6.63
    01  24  52.40   6.71
    01  24  59.47   7.07
    
    Orion 3 was observed at a steady +6.5 mag.  No flashing was observed during 
    the 2 minute period beginning at 01:57:20 UTC 10 May.
    
    Cheers
    Don Gardner  39.1799 N, 76.8406 W, 100m ASL
    Homepage: http://hometown.aol.com/mir16609/
    
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