firstname.lastname@example.org (franco foresta martin) writes: > I saw my second Iridium 27 strobe-effect from my > house in Rome (+41.867, 12.617, Gmt+1) and I was > surprised by the intensity of flashes. Iridflare gave > me the following prediction: Yes, it can be quite a bright flasher, indeed. On Jan 1, I saw numerous regular flashes of about mag 0. I don't think IRIDFLAR will work for this rogue tumbler, which should be observed whenever it is above the horizon. Can anyone characterize the flashing behavior exhibited on a typical pass? Certainly not the single glint of the typical Irdm. > only three very short, consecutive flashes. The first > at 5h43m20s, and the following at 3 sec intervals. I hope to make a couple of PPAS reports soon confirming this. Cheers. Walter Nissen email@example.com -81.8637, 41.3735, 256m elevation P.S. re: Tiros N. Yes, this has been seen as a spectacular flasher, though I haven't seen it make a good display in a few years, I believe. Perhaps it has spun up recently??