On Thu, 22 Oct 1998, Ed Cannon wrote: > Very nice one-power flashes from both Iridiums 11 and 14! I watched these as well last night. It was our first clear (no clouds whatsoever) night since our deluge last weekend. > Iridium 14 (97-30A, 24836): four sets of three flashes each, some I observed two sets of three flashes followed by a set of four flashes. The middle flash was brightest of each set. I'd say the flashes were on the order of -1, -3, -1 with the last set having an extra trailing -1. > Iridium 11 (97-30G, 24842): three groups of flashes, one of the > last group probably at least -6; period about five or six seconds I found that the flashes before culmination were irregularly spaced, or at least I didn't discern on obvious period. After culmination I saw four sharp, very bright flashes spaced about 5s apart; all four appeared to be Venus-like (>= ~-4). > Iridflar predicted -8 (GSOC -6) flare from Iridium 16 was somewhat > obscured by a patch of broken stratocirrocumulus (?) clouds but > was probably about that bright. This one was a +0 flare for me. Made for a nice sight as it flared through the "M" of Cassiopeia. Robert Fenske, Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org Sw |The Taming the C*sm*s series: Southwest Research Institute /R---\ | Signal Exploitation & Geolocation Div | I | |"The Martian canals were the San Antonio,Texas USA ph:210-522-3931 \----/ | Martians' last ditch effort."