Ir 14a r Obs

finn@main.jetnet.ab.ca
Fri, 9 Jul 1999 00:02:36 -0600 (MDT)

Despite a high thin haze, Iridium 14a r #25779 99032C made a bright mag -1
pass about 5 deg below (East) Vega at 05:06:27 9 Jul UTC +/- 2 sec. A few
seconds later as i was watching Ir 14A r continue it's flight, i saw a
flash, mag 1 est, at Az 180 deg El 40-45 deg. No other visible clues as to
the source or it's track of this object. 

At 05:22:02 UTC Iridium 14A SD #25780 99032D was to pass by at a predicted
mag 2.5 but due to the limited visiblity with the haze and twilight, it was
not seen. I could barely make out the brighter stars in Ursa Major and
almost missed Lacrosse 3 r #25018 97064B which was a predicted mag 2.

This elset gave a predicted peak for Ir 14A r at 05:06:21 UTC Az 83 deg El
66 deg:

Iridium 14A r   9.6  3.4  0.0  4.5 d   20
1 25779U 99032C   99189.81797269  .02503014 -14093-5  56244-3 0   799
2 25779  86.3666  79.8762 0151543  63.1927 298.4824 16.06226802  4254

Jari
54.25N
110.11W
556m