Re: Unid flasher?

From: Russell Eberst (
Date: Tue Aug 17 2004 - 08:06:24 EDT

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    At 12:53 17/08/04 +0100, you wrote:
    >Hi All,
    >Anyone know of any "flashers" passing close
    >(just below) to Hamal then Sheraton at
    >22:57:30 (+/-30secs) UTC 16 Aug as seen from
    >56.091N, 3.163W ??
    It doesn't quite fit your description, but I think the tumbling
    Iridium, 97-30G #24842 is a likely candidate. It was going southbound,
    but passed ABOVE Hamal. Time above Hamal was 22:56:17, which is outside
    your reported range. However this Iridium does give spectacular flashes
    as the sunlight glints off the antennae.
    Best wishes,
    Russell  Eberst
    55.9486N,   3.1383W,  150 feet = 46 metres above MSL
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