Re: Iridium 11 and 14

Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Thu, 29 Oct 1998 04:37:30 -0500

(Sorry, Rob, I only noted one relative brightness.  I'll
try to get those also, if the sky will clear!  Thanks 
for working on making these predictable!)

25 October UTC (Saturday evening).  
Location, home:  30.3086N, 97.7279W, 150m.  One-power.

  Iridium 14 (24836, 97-30A):
    1:51:03, 1:51:07, 1:51:12 (brightest)
    1:52:27, 1:52:41, 1:52:46, 1:52:51
 
  Iridium 11 (24842, 97-30G):
    not seen; first pass may have been due to clouds

26 October UTC (Sunday evening).  
Location, home: 30.3086N, 97.7279W, 150m.  One-power.

  Iridium 14 (didn't note relative brightnesses):
    1:15:50, 1:16:00, 1:16:04, 1:16:09, 1:16:15
    1:17:11, 1:17:16
    1:18:51, 1:18:56, 1:19:01, 1:19:06, 1:19:10, 1:19:10

  Iridium 11 was clouded out.

27 October UTC (Monday evening).  
Location, UT Austin:  30.286N, 97.739W, 150m.  One-power.

  Iridium 11:
    1:05:14, 1:05:20, 1:05:29, 1:05:36, 1:05:42

  Iridium 14:
    0:42:36, 0:42:41, 0:42:57, 0:43:02, 0:43:07

By the way, I get new Iridium elsets every day.  Thanks,
Mike and Alan!

Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA