Re: Iridium 86 flare behaviour

Kevin Fetter (
Fri, 18 Jun 1999 06:35:25 -0400

I don't know if iridium 86 might flare, but one night I was given a
prediction on one of those iridium's with a ? beside it, so I wen't out and
watch to see if it would happen. At the time given it did flare, so iridium
86 could flare, they only way to find out is to watch it. 


At 10:18 AM 6/18/99 +0930, you wrote:
>Fellow Seesaters,
>>From my location ( -34.96,138.6333) and nearby , two -7 daylight flares
>are predicted only a minute apart at about 23:30 June 19, ( 09:00 June 20
>local time). I notice that one of these satellites ( #86 in Alan Pickup's
>list is marked with a question mark, and has a lower orbit, which hasnt
>been altered for some time. Does anybody have info as to wether this
>flares. I cannot use previous passes to check as there are no other flares
>predicted from this satellite in the june 1-30 time period.
>Tony Beresford