Re: Monster Iridium Prediction

J.C. Millot (
Wed, 8 Oct 1997 07:30:15 +1100

Hi Bjoern, Hi SeeSat'ers

Thanks to what Bjoern said to me in a private mail
> A great one is Irdm8 97-10-07 17:27:07 UT 

Despite of cloud coverage (I could not see Mir passage at 66 deg alt a few
minutes before), I saw this monster flare. According to the few stars I saw
between the clouds I would give it a -3 mag.

Thanks to some list members, I succeeded in downloading and running Randy's

Now I am able to make my own predictions.

My next monster flare is Iridium 12 scheduled for 12-Oct-97 07:15:57 UT
with a 0.36 off-specular angle.

Thanks again for all.

Jean-Christophe 'Papou' Millot - Computer and Network Consultant
from Noumea - New Caledonia (22d16 S, 166d27E) UT+11
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