Iridium Flare Report (revised)

wholwerda@freemail.nl
Mon, 29 Sep 1997 18:47:00 GMT

Dear observers,

I 've been following the discussion about the Iridiums lately. As you can see,
I suggest changing the format (again) slightly, in order to avoid "Year 2000
problems". By omitting the hyphens there will be room for the "19" in the date
and COSPAR numbers. Possibly also the NORAD number will need another extra
digit.

An Iridium flare report in the proposed (slightly revised) format.
 
NORAD  date     utc      Dir AI  eI  AM  eM  AS  eS  Phs  Dur Mag Obs COSPAR
xxxxx  yyyymmdd hh:mm:ss  m  xxx xx  xxx xx  xxx sxx xxx  xx  sx  III yyyynnnpp

24839  19970920 18:54:18  S  138 23   76 43  287 -12      21  -2  WH  1997030 D
24837  19970920 19:10:23  S  114 56   80 62  290 -14       9  +1  WH  1997030 B
24840  19970920 19:19:18  S  116 68   81 71  292 -15       2? +3  WH  1997030 E
24836  19970920 19:28     S   -   -   82 83  294 -17       -  +6  WH  1997030 A
24841  19970920 19:37     S   -   -  267 84  296 -18       -  +6  WH  1997030 F
24837  19970921 18:39:09  S  132 20   74 37  283 -10      12  +4  WH  1997030 B
24840  19970921 18:48:23  S  139 21   76 43  285 -11      50  +2  WH  1997030 E
24836  19970921 18:55:03  S  103 48   77 50  287 -12       6  +3  WH  1997030 A
24836  19970921 18:56:42  S  139 30   77 50  287 -13      36   0  WH  1997030 A
24841  19970921 19:04:12  S  108 55   79 60  289 -14      43  +1  WH  1997030 F
24841  19970921 19:06:20  S  152 28   79 60  289 -14      17  +4  WH  1997030 F
24838  19970922 19:16     S   -   -   82 83  291 -16       -  +6  WH  1997030 C

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