Iridium 14A SD Obs

finn@main.jetnet.ab.ca
Sun, 27 Jun 1999 10:46:49 -0600 (MDT)

The clouds finally scattered enough last night to do a bit of observing, but
with the remaining clouds, a bright moon and a sun elevation of only -10 at
max, only a couple of bright ones like ISS and a -4 flare by Iridium 43 were
seen.

However just before the clouds covered the sky again, Iridium 14A SD #25780
99032D came out from behind the clouds at a nice mag 2 and moving fast. At
06:40:09 27 Jun UTC +/- 2 sec it was at Az 235 deg Elev 35 deg. It was a bit
early as it was predicted to pass at 06:40:44 UTC at Az 269 deg Elev 40 deg
using this elset:

Iridium 14A SD   8.4  3.4  0.0  5.0 d   10
1 25780U 99032D   99175.18211677 +.00546535 -14733-5 +91091-3 0 00221
2 25780 086.3820 087.6777 0271679 109.4039 253.6954 15.60600280001936

Jari
54.25N
110.11W
556m