Re: HA flare timings & ISS

From: Tristan Cools (t.cools@yucom.be)
Date: Sat May 26 2001 - 12:52:01 PDT

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    At 07:05 25/05/01 +0100, you wrote:
    
    >Anthony - yes I think the flares in the past few days have been a few
    >seconds early. I use a travel alarm clock which receives the Rugby MSF
    >atomic time signal - I find this essential for satellite work now and they
    >only cost a few pounds! I don't have any other flare prediction programs so
    >have nothing to compare HA with.
    >
    
    This is what I posted on April 11 about an early Iridium flare:
    
    >I just saw a mag -4 flare from Iridium 38(97-69E).
    >
    >Predicted flare(with iridflar) was at 19:53:24 UTC from my location at
    >Bruges on April 11.
    >
    >However the predicted maximum was some 10 to 15s early.  
    >
    
    
    There seems to be no reasonable explanation for it.  Someone have a try ?
    
    
    Greetings,
    
    
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