Re: Unexpected Flare

From: Bjorn Gimle (b.gimle@chello.se)
Date: Mon Sep 02 2002 - 04:24:37 EDT

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    Assuming you mean Aug.30, that would indicate a considerable pointing error.
    No Iridiums are predicted to flare (max angle 9 deg!!) between 04 and 05 in
    the W Aug 29-Sep 04.
    
    But Cosmos 1589 84-84 A #15171 was at az 281 el 30 at that time.
    
    
    > As i looked out the window to see how dark it was and if the sky was clear
    i
    > spotted a bright object where one shouldn't be and it was moving (>S) so i
    > knew it was flare. Although not predicted Iridium 56 #25170 98010B matches
    > the track and timing. 04:25:06 +/- 3sec 30 Sept UTC Az 275 deg El 30 deg.
    > Mag -3.
    
    
    
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