Re: Iridium Historical Elements - HELP

Allen Thomson (
Tue, 28 Dec 1999 13:51:35 -0600

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Subject: Iridium Historical Elements - HELP

> I have a photograph of a very bright iridium flare from March 1998 that I
> wish to identify.  The only problem is I don't know where to find elsets
> February/March 1998 for the iridium satellites.  Can anyone out there help
> out?

Get the appropriate el980[23]dd.Z file(s)s from
ftp:// . You'll
need to decompress the files (gzip, available a couple of directories up at
the same site, works), make a list of the NORAD catalog numbers of the
Iridium satellies, and grep them out of the bigger files. Mike McCants has
an Iridium file at which should help in
coming up with the catalog numbers.

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