Re: LB obs 2005 Nov 08

From: George Olshevsky (
Date: Tue Nov 08 2005 - 19:14:20 EST

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    I've been meaning to ask--what exactly is the source of the Iridium
    flares? Reflections from shiny parts of the surface?
    On 11/8/05, Leo Barhorst <> wrote:
    > A nice sunny autumn day. Clear evening, with some clouds low
    > in the northwest. Venus in the southwest, moon in the south
    > and Mars in the east.
    > Observed four of the Iridiums of the 97-30 launch; 3 of them
    > nice flashers, but difficult to get a proper period.
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