R: Iridium 6 help!

From: satrack--- via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2016 22:56:42 +0200 (CEST)
Dear Γιάννης,

you observed Iridium 51. You can check the position of these two sats using 
this link:


(make sure to copy and paste the whole link)

As you see, the Iridium 51 was following Iridium 6 at that moment. With 
satflare online tracker if you double click
on the sky chart at a specific area you can search for all the other objects 
in that area of sky.


>----Messaggio originale----
>Da: "Γιάννης Ιωάννου via Seesat-l" <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
>Data: 14-ago-2016 21.51
>A: <SeeSat-L_at_satobs.org>
>Ogg: Iridium 6 help!
>Dear sky enthusiasts,
>My name is John from Athens, Greece and I would like your help please. I am
>not an astronomer. I just gaze the sky from time to time. Recently I found
>out that I can actually see the Iridium flares and the ISS with naked eye,
>so I get so excited when that happens…. and it happens almost every night!
>My question concerns the Iridium 6 satellite. I saw the Iridium 6
>approaching from North , heading South. The flare occurred at 21:12:04
>((UTC+03:00)). A similar bright light just behind the Iridium 6 was
>following the same trail. I witnessed this phenomenon before so I got
>curious enough to google it! What I was hoping to find was the name of the
>satellite following the Iridium 6. On the www.heavens-above.com/ website I
>found that the only object that could partly fit the description was the
>Meteor 2-19 Rocket with maximum altitude at 21:12:11, but according to the
>site that satellite was going from South to North and it was much less
>brighter than the Iridium 6, so it couldn’t have been the light I witnessed
>Could you help me please on this matter?
>Thank you
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