At 02:52 PM 3/24/98 -0800, you wrote: >For decay-watchers, > >Based on Alan Pickup's latest posted elements on the soon-to-reenter >Iridium 15 Delta R/B, the southern hemisphere will have nice passes >through decay. Favored places are Australia, New Zealand, South >Africa and South America. Louisiana, eastern Texas, southern Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona and New Mexico have opportunities to >see it this evening (Tuesday, 24 March) shortly after sunset, but the >lighting will be very difficult. --Rob Hello People, I am a novice satellite observer from Perth, Western Australia. Using the GSOC prediction pages I have seen three excellent passes of the decaying Delta rocket (#24874) over the past three evenings. March 23 - 11:23 UT, overhead pass around mag 2.5 March 24 - 11:14 UT, overhead pass around mag 2.0 March 25 - 11:04 UT, overhead pass around mag 1.8 passed extremely close to Epsilon Carina The GSOC pages are using TLE's with epoch of March 19, therefore the passes have not been too accurate, however these passes are hard to miss! Tonight I will try to generate some accurate predictions and keep looking over the next few days. Stuart. 31.83S, 115.78E btw, I have also posted a couple of messages to the newsgroup, but there doesn't seem to be much traffic yet.