Re: New flares?

From: Leo Barhorst via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 07:53:18 +0200
Phillip,

Probably flares from an old Iridium 1 satellite.
There are still some 30 Iridium 1 sats in orbit.

Some other sats can also flare very brightly.
I have seen 23862 1996 029D flare to negative magnitude.

Regards
Leo

Op za 17 aug. 2019 om 22:06 schreef Phillip DePorter via Seesat-l <
seesat-l_at_satobs.org>:

> I have heard Iridium flares are no longer occurring, but three times
> recently I have seen something similar to them.  Instead of seeing the
> satellite dimly tracking into the flare, there was no visible satellite
> until the sudden brightening occurred; and the brightening was very
> brief, as in a second or so.  The Heavens Above Live Sky Chart showed no
> satellites near the event.   Does anyone know what these are?
>
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