Iridium 61 + 1997-028E

Mir16609@aol.com
Mon, 1 Nov 1999 21:44:21 EST

Iridium 61 peaked at or near the predicted -5.4 magnitude for my location.  

Conditions: moderate haze and enough ambient light to wash out anything 
dimmer than +2.0 mag.

Times (UTC 1, November):
22:51:21 Visible at 1x
22:51:26 negative magnitude
22:51:29 peak brightness
22:51:36 No longer visible at 1x - Continued tracking with 7x50s
22:51:57 Quick, bright flash
22:52:13 No longer visible with 7x50s

1997-028E (#24832) SL-12 AUX MOTOR was a non-obs on 00:00 UTC 2 November +/- 
5 mins.

Cheers
Don Gardner  39.1796 N, 76.8419 W, 34m ASL
Homepage: http://hometown.aol.com/mir16609/
Baikonur  -  mplayer.com / hearme.com

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