Iridium 18 flashes

jean monseur (jmonseur@mail.cpod.fr)
Wed, 3 Jun 1998 00:56:34 +0200

Hello,

As a confirmation of observations by
Clement Drolet and others, I saw Iridium 18
flashing  on 28 th may , 21h51m UT at my
location.
There were 3 consecutive flashes within about
10 seconds, mag  ~ -2.6 as predicted by 
Rob. Matson's Iridflare 1.61.
As Clement Drolet, I first thought that it was
a plane. But it definitely could not be a plane
at the precisely predicted location, time and 
magnitude of Iridium 18, with only 3 flashes.
jmonseur@mail.cpod.fr    Tel. 0231 85 55 19
GPS  Lat. N. : 49d 11' 8.65"   Long. W. : 0d 22' 41.2" Alt. : 48 m