Iridium Obs. Aug 29, 1997 @ 12:26 UTC

Fri, 29 Aug 97 05:51:22 PDT

After a week of being buried in fog in the morning, I finally had a
chance to see a pass of the latest Iridium set (22-26).  I should have
stayed in bed. :-\

I won't use the Iridium flare report format since I didn't see any
flares.  Just wanted to report that nothing unusual observed for a series
of morning passes in the west opposite the sun at elevations between
60 & 66 degrees.  Local time approx 5:26 am PDT.  Quicksat phase
angles around 50.  Sun elev -13.

Iridium Delta R/B (24908 97-043F) made a very nice pass at 5:19 am.
Mag. same as Saturn.  54 deg elev in West opposite sun, phase angle 47.

 Craig Cholar    3432P@VM1.CC.NPS.NAVY.MIL
 Marina, California
 36 41 10.3N,  121 48 17.9W    (36.6862, -121.8050)      UTC -7