Iridium 27 visible pass
Wed, 13 Jan 1999 21:34:46 -0700 (MST)

I was prepared to observe Iridium 27 #24947 97051D as it made a high pass
overhead at 01:38 14 Jan UTC, expecting to see some negative flashes.
However i had what could be described as a visible pass. Ir 27 remained
visible enough that i could track it, it did fade on occasion and a few
minor flashes were seen but for the most part it remained at a magnitude of
3.8 to 4. I didn't time the length of each visible moment, it seemed like a
long time but i'd say only about 2 - 3 seconds. It sure was different from
the other times i've seen it.