Missing flare

Leigh Palmer (palmer@sfu.ca)
Sun, 12 Apr 1998 21:57:18 -0700

I just looked for an Iridium flare predicted by GSOC as being -7 and
didn't see it! I was looking in a slightly different part of the sky
than I should have been, but I don't think I could have missed a
flare that bright. The satellite was Iridium 28, which I should have
seen at UT 04:22:20 13 April 1998 57 degrees up in the east. Would
someone please check that out for me? I have no backup predictor
because I'm using a Macintosh.



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