Iridium obs 970920+21

Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@pi.net)
Sun, 21 Sep 1997 12:08:08 +0200

Observed the 97 -30 Iridiums last evening and this mornig the 97- 51 group.



  NORAD  date      time  Dir aI eI aM  eM  aS  eS Phs Dur Mag  Obs COSPAR
  xxxxx yy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss x xxx xx xxx xx xxx -xx xxx  tt Sn.n III yynnnx
  24839 97-09-20 18:51    S         75 43 xxx -11 xxx     ~S5  LB  97030D
  24837 97-09-20 19:09:49 S 106 57 106 57 xxx -14 Unk  3  -2   LB  97030B
  24837 97-09-20 19:10:04 S 106 57 106 57 xxx -14 Unk  5  -4   LB  97030B
  24840 97-09-20 19:19:03 S 109 68 109 68 xxx -15 Unk      2   LB  97030E
  24836	97-09-20 19:28    S 117 80 117 80 xxx -16 Unk     ~S4  LB  97030A
  24842 97-09-20 20:02    S 250 53 250 53 xxx -21 Unk      S7  LB  97030G
  24947 97-09-21 03:02    N         85 25 xxx -21 Unk      S6  LB  97051D
  24946 97-09-21 03:03    N         85 26 xxx -21 Unk      S5  LB  97051C
  24945 97-09-21 03:04    N         76 26 xxx -21 Unk      S5  LB  97051B
  24944 97-09-21 03:04    N         90 26 xxx -21 Unk      S5  LB  97051A
  24948 97-09-21 03:07    N         75 27 xxx -21 Unk      S5  LB  97051E


For the NOFLARE Iridums the time of the maxium pass elevation is given.
Mag is given as S5: steady 5 or ~S4: almost steady 4

The 97- 51 group made a pass low in the southeast. Object F and G passed before D
at an elevation of less than 25 degrees and were not seen due of trees.
Passing just below Beta Canis Minor; with 97- 51 E just above Beta.
Time op passing line between Alpha and Beta Canis Minor:

COSPAR	Time		Time diff
97051D	03:01:01.0
97051C	03:02:01.9	1:00.93
97051B	03:02:45.5	1:44.82
97051A	03:03:14.6	2:13.58
97051E	03:06:06.5	5:05.50

Greetings
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Leo Barhorst    Alkmaar   The Netherlands
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