Iridium -8 flare

Tristan Cools (
Tue, 21 Oct 1997 22:58:27 +0200 (MET DST)


This is a mag -8 Iridium 15 flare seen this evening.  Thanks to Skysat and
Iridflare I could predict where the flare would be visible.  This flare was
accurate to within 1s in time.  I've seen some other flares too but this was
the most impressive.

NORAD  date      time  Dir aI eI aM  eM  aS  eS Phs Dur Mag  Obs COSPAR Ir
xxxxx yy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss x xxx xx xxx xx xxx -xx xxx  tt Sn.n III yynnnx xx
24869 97-10-21 18:34:10 S 137 48  81 63 275 -18  46  10  -8  TC  97034A 15

Tristan Cools
BWGS Member - Belgian Working Group Satellites

Observing at:

Damse Vaart: 3.2486E/51.2279N
Rijckevelde: 3.2867E/51.2054N
Brugge:      3.1611E/51.2108N