Iridium flare reports - 22 Oct, 3 Nov

Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Tue, 04 Nov 1997 00:00:38 -0600

24871 97-10-22 01:31:41 S 151 38 084 62 270 -22 126 25 -6 EdC
  Iridium 18, 97034C, range 1165 km, antenna angle 0.02 
  (Might have been brighter than -6; it's so hard to tell.)

24837 97-11-03 10:57:27 N 350 31 275 73 094 -24 114 40 -2 EdC
  Iridium 12, 97030B, range 1333 km, antenna angle 0.74 
  (Maximum flare was at least 5-6 seconds.)

Quite a few astronomers saw the flare Friday night at the 
star party, and I've been told it was definitely a show-
stopper.  Wish I'd been there....

Ed Cannon
ecannon@mail.utexas.edu
Austin, Texas, USA -- 30.3086N, 97.7279W, 150m