Iridium flares from two MMAs

Björn Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Thu, 15 Oct 1998 07:41:52 +0200

I discovered an interesting flares series (but missed the time of the
bright one, and the others for lack of reference stars in dawn light).

I know it would occur, and is considered by both Rob and Randy.
Unfortunately, it is almost gone after tomorrow, or below lat. 40 N

Site name: Tyres=F6
Latitude:  59.22380  Longitude:   18.22830  Altitude:    44.0 m=20
Time Zone: UTC  +2.0 h

                        Iridium Coordinates   Solar          Maximum =
Flare =20
Ir S   Date   Local Time Azm El   RA   Decl Azm  Elev M  Mag Latitude =
Long.
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12   98-10-15  6:10:25.8 052 18 14h38  34.5  90  -9.6 F -5.9 59.142 =
18.0315
12   98-10-15  6:15:53.0 112 05 11h36  -6.4  91  -8.9 L  5.3 61.373 =
25.3655
13   98-10-15  6:19:49.0 054 20 14h31  35.1  92  -8.4 F  0.4 58.582 =
16.5612
13   98-10-15  6:24:52.0 114 07 11h34  -5.8  93  -7.7 L  4.5 60.790 =
23.6925
14 ? 98-10-15  6:28:21.0 057 22 14h24  35.9  93  -7.3 F  2.6 58.085 =
15.0753
14 ? 98-10-15  6:33:03.0 116 09 11h32  -5.1  94  -6.7 L  3.6 60.295 =
22.1513

Bjoern Gimle