Peice of iridium 33 debis seen while observing Optus B1

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Tue May 05 2009 - 12:28:07 UTC

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    This morning, while observing some faint flashes from Optus B1 ( 22087 ) another satellite zipped by, and was flashing.
    
    I just ran an ID, and it turns out to be a Peice of iridium 33. Catalog number is 33776.
    
    It was easy to see, as it zipped by quickly.
    
    It was only 26 degrees above the horizon at the time.. Was mag 10 are brighter.
    
    Pass by at 8:26:55 UTC ( May 5 )
    
    Kevin
    
    
    
    
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