Ir 21?

Jim Nix (nixj@bellsouth.net)
Tue, 10 Nov 1998 12:21:43 -0600

Rob & all,

    Observed Iridium 21? this eve.  It may be an error on my part but it
may be running
a couple of seconds early.  My data got a little garbled so I can only
guesstimate a rotation rate of maybe 15 or 30 secs.  I did get two good
flashes at 15 secs apart.
It did go invisible to mag 3.5 or so during the observation.

00:04:48 mag 2.5 flash,  00:05:03 mag 3.5 or so flash.  These flashes
not so much  flashes but more a quick increase in magnitude to 2.5/3.5
then dimming.

 time            sun elevation        % Illumination          Range
00:04:48            -14.26                  93.27                872.6
00:05:03            -14.30                  92.14                878.0

Jim

35 12 44N 89 56 08W  101m