Re: Ir 60 asymmetric flare

Date: Wed May 10 2000 - 10:00:25 PDT

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    In a message dated 5/10/00 12:25:47 PM EDT, writes:
    >  I spotted it at mag +2.5 about 13 degrees left of the predicted (and 
    > flare centre.
    >  But after the flare max I lost it at mag 4, only 5-6 degrees to the right.
    >  Unless there was a secondary flare before the real one (which I have seen 
    > couple of times), this is the first time I noted asymmetrical ramps.
    Iridium 60 will flare in the Baltimore-Washington area around 22:09 EDT on 
    Thursday 5/11. There should be others in Canada and the USA who will be on 
    the flare track.  
    Don Gardner  39.1799 N, 76.8406 W, 100m ASL
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