Iridium 33 ??

From: Derek C Breit (
Date: Fri Sep 11 2009 - 04:08:09 UTC

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    At 8:54 PDT (UT -7) while eating dinner on my front porch and being amazed
    at the transparency, brightness of the Milky Way, at 78 deg F, a shotgun
    blast went off about 15 degrees to the right of Arcturus.. Mag -4 easily..
    but I lost it.. Then Wifey found it close to the Southern horizon, flashing
    regularly, and said it was a plane.
    I saw it flashing and getting dimmer, so I jumped up and grabbed the 15 x 70
    Binocs. Just before it disappeared behind my 17 degree high ridgeline due
    South of me, and counting in my head, I was getting a double peaked flash
    (dim at this point) about 4 seconds apart..
    Was this IR33???
    I miss those predictions!
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