Re: Leo's Iridium Flare Formatted

Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@pi.net)
Mon, 01 Sep 1997 20:51:05 +0200

Ron Lee wrote:
> 
>                  Sat    Sat     Sun    Flare   Obs    Sun Phase     NORAD #
>    UT            Dir  AZ  EL   AZ  EL   Dur  Mag      UT     Pass Az/El
> 20:42:49 08/31/97  S  063 44  313 -18    5   -4   LB   0  Unk  78 43  24841
> 
> This hopefully is the correct info for Leo's first flare sighting!  Hope you
> get to see more.
> 
> Ron

Hello Ron,
Thanks for formatting the observed Iridium 16 flare. However the time has to be 
20:42:46.3 UT.
Below I've inclueded the Track16b output for this pass:
Track16 SGP4/SDP4     Topocentric Location: +004.767 +52.650 +0003m        Date and Time 
are UT

YearMoDa  H  M  S  Long(+E)  Lat(+N)   Hgt Range   Sun    Azi    Alt     R.A.    Dec  
Mag AHShdVis

24841 97030F   97030F            Elset Age:  2.7 days
19970831 20:35:45    1.2995  79.9490   790  3295 -17.4 358.68   0.32   7:41.7   37.7    
   +   ***
19970831 20:36:45    6.5479  76.5543   790  2915 -17.5   1.02   3.63   7:30.6   41.0    
   +   ***
19970831 20:37:45    9.5935  73.0870   790  2540 -17.6   4.01   7.66   7:14.6   44.9    
   +   ***
19970831 20:38:45   11.5400  69.5833   790  2175 -17.7   8.00  12.49   6:49.9   49.3    
   +   ***
19970831 20:39:45   12.8648  66.0584   789  1829 -17.8  13.69  18.41   6: 8.9   54.1    
   +   ***
19970831 20:40:45   13.8056  62.5197   789  1515 -17.9  22.43  25.76   4:56.9   58.3    
   +   ***
19970831 20:41:45   14.4933  58.9711   788  1261 -18.0  36.95  34.42   3: 1.3   58.1    
   +   ***
19970831 20:42:45   15.0059  55.4151   787  1109 -18.1  61.26  41.86   1: 0.4   48.4    
   +   ***
19970831 20:43:45   15.3924  51.8529   787  1103 -18.3  92.75  42.13  23:41.3   30.8    
   +   ***
19970831 20:44:45   15.6856  48.2856   786  1246 -18.4 117.76  34.92  22:56.5   12.9    
   +   ***

Greetings and clear skies
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Leo Barhorst    Alkmaar   The Netherlands
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