Iridium Obs. Aug. 27, 1997 @ 12:29 UTC

JRBURCA@aol.com
Wed, 27 Aug 1997 10:19:29 -0400 (EDT)

I saw 4 Iridiums again this AM.  All four were visible to some neighbors
I got interested.  I was the only one with binoculars.  However, only the
last one flared to a bright magnitude and not as bright as yesterday.  One
of the neighbors had seen them yesterday so could tell her two sons
that I wasn't spinning a yarn.  I guess the phase angle (?) or geometry has
changed for my location.  I'm wondering if locations farther west are 
getting the favorable angles?  Perhaps Thousand Oaks?  

Still, the two sons got to see 4 satellites in close succession and one
bright flare so they were impressed.

Jake Rees
Burbank, Calif.
(118.3117 W, 34.1817 N)