Re: 97069A Iridium elset 97313.24192493

Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Sun, 9 Nov 1997 20:01:42 +0100

>Iridium elset obtained from OIG 11/9 09:00 UT
>
>97069A 11/9 05:48:22 UT
>1 25039U 97069A   97313.24192493  .00636436  00000-0  81771-1 0    25
>2 25039  86.5832 133.7506 0011476 233.9007 126.1152 14.78783918    38
>
I patched Rob Matson's IridFlar.exe to accept CatNo 25039 as Iridium 38
instead of #24873 Iridium 21 and found the first possible flare
occation at Sunday 16:07 UT for me, a 0.96 deg angle in the S at 40 deg.
I tried, but we had a fog, and I saw nothing.

If anyoneone wants, I can mail or post on my www site the patched exe file,
but for the limited time before Rob releases a new version, you might be
satisfied to edit the elsets to insert 24873 or some other number of
old 'unpredictable' or currently invisible Iridium, in place of the
correct ones.

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