Re: iridium 14 tumbler?

Björn Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Mon, 20 Jul 1998 21:44:31 +0200

> It appears that Iridium 14 ? =3D 24836 =3D 97-30A has an orientation
>problem.  I looked for a predicted monster flare from this
>object, and instead saw a series of about 8 flashes spaced at 5
>second intervals.  The peak flashes were magnitude -1.5.  Also


I looked between clouds to confirm this, and found it 98-10-20 above
Cassiopeia at about 70 deg.E. The first timed flash was at 18:10:34.1 =
UT.
Most were different negative magnitudes for about 50 seconds, then =
+2/+4.
Flash no. 12 at 18:11:28.26 +- 0.2 seconds, giving 4.91 +- 0.04 sec =
period
was at about 42 deg. NNE.

MM at 98293.11740384 is 14.34248790

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