New Iridiums -- next rev

Matson, Robert (
Tue, 8 Sep 1998 15:28:52 -0700

Based on Ron Lee's estimated elements, shadow-exit on the next rev
occurs at about 00:05:10 UTC on 9 September.  From Moscow, this
will be near eta-Cygni, about 33 degrees above the west-northwest
horizon.  The group of 5 (+ booster?) will be travelling left to right.
At 00:06:00 they will be passing about 8 degrees above Vega.

the upper right of the Pleaides, 51 degrees above the SE horizon.
Culmination is 58 degrees elevation, due east, at 00:05:50.  Info
is very similar for Stockholm.

Keep in mind that all times are approximate -- i.e. start looking
several minutes early!  --Rob