ISS & IRIDIUM-9 22.XII., 23.XII

From: Dennis (dennis@necg.de)
Date: Sun Dec 24 2000 - 10:57:41 PST

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    Observer: Dennis Hennig, home Berlin
    "Christmas" Location Rasdorf
    abt. 51.88N 12.82E  50m asl
    
    22.12.2000
    ISS made a fine pass, max. elevation 87deg
    at 16.37.05UTC, distance 382km
    steady at max. about -0mag
    orange tint was obvious
    entered earth shadow near Jupiter
    Progress 1-4 not seen
    
    23.12.2000
    IRIDIUM 9 (tumbling) nice show, irregular flash-pattern
    after passing max. elevation (31deg) dir. West at 18.00.23UTC
    one flare better than Jupiter >-3mag
    
    ISS passed max. elevation 70deg at 17.09.41UTC
    steady at max. about -1mag
    orange tint was obvious
    entered earth shadow at 18.10UTC at 62deg el. 
    very red coloured
    
    Progress 1-4 leading the station a few seconds
    flared at max. elevation (abt. 70deg) from invisible 
    to +3mag and faded to abt. +5mag until it entered earth shadow
    
    
    I have seen IRIDIUM-9 and USA-129 a couple of times.
    There are much more flashing/tumbling objects.
    Would anybody be so kind to tell me more about tumbling
    IRIDIUMS and other bright flashers? 
    
    Thanks and Merry Christmas
    Dennis
    
    denxku@gmx.net
    
    
    
    
    
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