Re: I saw............. what ?

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Sat Oct 25 2003 - 04:58:32 EDT

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    At 16:59 25/10/03, John Locker wrote:
    >Hi everyone ,
    >Last night , around 1835GMT I was outside setting up to  image  the geosats
    >and witnessed a brilliant flare/flash across the eastern sky.(Through
    >Pegasus )
    >It didnt look like a re-entry more like an enormous Iridium flare , about 2
    >degrees in length travelling north/south ( unlike an Iridium there was a
    >definite impression of movement)
    John, running iridlar against latest collective iridium elset, The only predictions
    I get for your site do not correspond to your observation. So in agrrement with Bjorn,
    it has to be something else. One point, during an iridium flare I can nearly always detect
    the movement, and for other objects with mirror surfaces ( 96 72A) the movement
    was obvoius too. In the last southern summer I observed and reported an iridium like
    flare from this satellite on seesat-L. Further checking required.
    Tony Beresford
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