Ir 85 tum Slash Flash

Date: Sat Oct 07 2000 - 19:48:03 PDT

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    With Iridium 85 tum #25529 98066C due to make a high elevation pass, 82 deg,
    i went out and looked for it. It became visible at 1x once again and i was
    ready to time some flashes but there were several little glints during it's
    ascent, too many to keep track of so i just watched it. However at 02:19:13
    8 Oct UTC +/- 3 sec, about 10 deg NE of Deneb there was horizontal flash
    like this /. I don't know if it was an optical illusion or not but that's
    what i saw, a slash about 1 or 1.5 deg long with a slight orange tint to it
    and maybe a mag 3 or 4. It wasn't very bright but it was noticeable and it
    'pointed' NW to SE if that helps any. I don't remember seeing Ir 85 when the
    slash flash occured. It sure was a surprise to see it and it didn't have my
    camera set up either since i figured it would be just another ordinary 1x
    pass by Ir 85 tum. :(
    Iridium 85 tum   4.0  1.8  0.0  6.0 d  9.3
    1 25529U 98066C   00279.51238121  .00127199  00000-0  19162-2 0  6608
    2 25529  86.0030 298.5365 0007612 129.6286 230.5874 15.54333050106544
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