Iridium 85 show

From: Robert G Fenske Jr (fenske@rgfpc.electro.swri.edu)
Date: Tue May 30 2000 - 15:35:24 PDT

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    	The tumbling Iridium 85 put on quite a show last night.  Firstly,
    it's orbit must be significantly lower than the others since it was about
    +3 for most of its pass (rather than the usual +5/+6 range).  It produced
    a good number of flashes, many of which were negative magnitude
    ones.  Many of the flashes seemed to come in pairs, though I didn't
    discern any pattern to the time between the flashes nor the brightness of
    them.
    
    
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