Iridium solar panel flares

From: Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Date: Fri Oct 05 2001 - 16:44:00 EDT

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    I have occasionally tried the Solar Panel prediction available in IridFlar
    since v2.2 June 2001, but never found any visible. Why I didn't leave it on
    in all the .cfg files I use, I don't know, but now I have. Today I had three
    bright ones predicted, and observed. The last two were possibly a magnitude
    fainter. The last one had a good MMA flare 1.6 minutes earlier.
                                                         max timed
    25 2001-10- 5 17:29:20.0 135 26 22h18   3.3 S  0.7   17:29:24
    45 2001-10- 5 17:38:21.0 140 30 22h04   4.8 S -2.8   17:38:30
    46 2001-10- 5 17:45:50.0 116 56 22h31  36.2 R  0.4
    46 2001-10- 5 17:47:25.0 147 33 21h46   6.0 S  1.7   17:47:43 ?
    
    I also get unusually many Moon flares predicted, but the first one not
    blocked by clouds, was made impossible by city+Moon light and haze - lim.mag
    = +7.0, prediction +8.5, about 30 degrees from moon.
    
    -- bjorn.gimle@tietotech.se (office)                         --
    -- b_gimle@algonet.se (home)  http://www.algonet.se/~b_gimle --
    -- COSPAR 5919, MALMA,    59.2576 N, 18.6172 E, 23 m         --
    -- COSPAR 5918, HAMMARBY, 59.2985 N, 18.1045 E, 44 m         --
    
    
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