Re: Season of multiple Iridium flares

Ed Cannon (
Fri, 17 Dec 1999 18:03:02 -0600

Rob ( wrote:

> I noticed that low latitude (~34 deg north) locations are seeing
> a lot of Iridium flares over the next few days in the mornings.
> <...> Are others noticing
> the same phenomenon from their locations?  

Allowing for +4 magnitude and altitude/elevation down to 6 degrees,
I get nine (3 neg. mag.) for Saturday morning and eight (2 neg. mag.)
for Sunday morning.  This morning and tomorrow morning predictions
have included two flares from one object on one pass, but I didn't 
have my binoculars to see the first flare from the one this morning.

I have two negative magnitude flares predicted in just a few minutes
(plus the good pass of the Glblstar 29 Soyuz Rk), so I need to get 

Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA

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