Re: Graces flaring? Iridium 24; Superbird A

From: Bram Dorreman (
Date: Mon Nov 11 2002 - 14:56:15 EST

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    Concerning the GRACES: I have the impression that these objects have a
    brightening to
    mag +2 when they are between the sun and the observer and have about the
    same azimuth
    as the sun.
    I saw this once last year and it was confirmed this evening. It was for the
    Regards..Bram Dorreman,
    COSPAR 4160 (Achel 1):
    51 16' 45.5" N (51.2793 N),
    5 28' 36.6" E (5.4768 E)
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Ed Cannon <>
    >On the newsgroup a couple of days ago there was a note
    >about the Grace 1 and 2 satellites (27391, 02-012A and
    >27392, 02 012B) flaring.  The last two evenings I'm
    >pretty sure that I've seen at least one of them flare
    >but haven't managed to see both.  This still needs to
    >be confirmed.
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