Another nice Iridium

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Wed Jan 24 2007 - 17:09:20 EST

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    Hi all,
    
    I captured another nice Iridium flare this evening from Cospar 4353. Iridium 76 
    (98-048B) flared to a predicted brightness of -4.8 at 18:16:42 UTC.
    
    The flare occurred at virtually the same location in the sky as yesterday's -7.5 
    Iridium 03 flare. This time however, a field of clouds made for a dramatic touch 
    to the scene, so though it was less bright, I like the picture more than 
    yesterday's. The picture can be seen here:
    
    http://sattrackcam.blogspot.com/2007/01/another-iridium-flare-lacrosse-4-and.html
    
    A scenic picture of Lacrosse 4 (00-047A) crossing near the Pleiades again was 
    obtained too this evening (see same URL). Lacrosse 5 (05-016A) did its 
    "disappearance trick" again before I could take my first image of it, this time 
    it disappeared at 18:18:18 UTC (if you are nutty enough to believe in numerology 
    (which I don't) that surely is a Devilish time to do trics for a clandestine 
    sat....; 6+6+6:6+6+6:6+6+6 !).
    
    - Marco  ;-)
    
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