Double Flare -- Iridium 17

Mike DiMuzio (
Fri, 27 Nov 1998 22:14:07 +0000

    Saw my first double flare tonight, Iridium 17, whose
predicted flare went off on schedule at 23:10:36 UTC, with
the secondary flare following after 1 minute, 10 seconds.  This
sat went right past gamma Cassiopeia.

    A second predicted flare from Iridium 67 followed almost
an hour later, with a bright orange color at its peak brightness
of -5.


41.087N  80.722W 330 meters

Mike DiMuzio