Iridiums

RMN@AAOCBN3.AAO.GOV.AU
Wed, 08 Apr 1998 16:21:38 +0900

Got a great view of all 7 strung out pretty evenly in a line.  At culmination,
they spanned about 15 deg (19:18? UT).  All were visible to the naked eye
at around mag 5, but the 3rd last one brightened to 4 in Ophiuchus.  Others
seemed to change brightness whilst I looked in binoculars.  As they descended
in Hercules, I could fit all 7 in the 10x50B field.  Brilliant!
Cheers, Rob