Bright Iridium 16 flare

Alexander Seidel (Alexander.Seidel@t-online.de)
Thu, 9 Oct 97 20:30 MET DST

Skies have cleared up just in time to observe a VERY bright Iridium flare from 
my location in North Germany, which is "my" sixth Iridium flare, and with (at 
least) mag -5 the brightest I saw until now:

NORAD __date__ __time__ D azI eI azM eM azS _eS Phs Dur Mag Obs COSPAR Ir
24841 97-10-09 17:24:29 S 166 54 086 84 269 -07       7  -5  AS 97030F 16

Epilogue, before clouds moved in again: a fine pass of the MIR complex south of 
Altair, maximum elevation 36 degrees, mag 0 at UTC 17:51.

Alex
Stade/Germany
N 53.5932   E 9.4683   6 m ASL