1st predicted iridium flare

Randy Parker (randyp@test490.pac.sc.ti.com)
Fri, 24 Oct 1997 20:42:16 -0500 (CDT)

Just saw my 1st predicted Iridium flare courtesy of
Rob Matson's prediction program. More opportunities
predicted but unavailable due to normally crystal skies
deformed by Fall's clouds and rain.

Iridium 17
20:12 VIT (Village Idiot Time) (Central Daylight Time, actually)
157 deg compass rose
41 deg az
Observer location 32.55N 96.34W (Dallas Texas)

Right on time. Beautiful! Many thanks to Rob for
writing the program.

Now if it would only run under Linux so I could
automate the predictions...(sigh)...(laugh)...

Randy Parker
Dallas, Texas