Iridium 17 flare

Nancy Hendrickson (
Tue, 04 Nov 1997 18:01:38 -0800

Using Rob's Iridflar program I saw my first flare!  I watched Iridium 17
flare, just as calculated.  It was right on time at 17:46 (PST) 1:46
(UT), about 3 degrees west of Jupiter.  I'd say it was about a -1 mag
flare, or perhaps a bit less.  I didn't have a stop watch, but would
calculate the flare lasting about 4-6 seconds.  Thanks Rob - what a 
great program.

Nancy Hendrickson