Iridium satellites from 23 Dec 2017 launch observed.

From: ronlee--- via Seesat-l <>
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2017 09:58:06 -0700 (MST)
All ten satellites from the 0127:34 GMT SpaceX launch from
Vandenberg AFB, CA (USA) on 23 Dec 2017 were observed
starting just before 12:55 UT on 25 Dec 2017.   This was
about 2.5 days after launch.

They were around magnitude 4 and steady during the short time
I observed each passing a star just west of Regulus.

I saw the three leading objects in the field of view of my
7x50 binoculars at the same time as I did with the trailing
three satellites.

This was a northbound 50/51 degree elevation pass in the west
observed from Falcon, CO USA.

Ron Lee

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