Re: Obs 9 & 10 Dec

Sue J. Worden (
Wed, 10 Dec 1997 07:24:46 -0600 (CST)

> Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 03:22:57 -0600
> To:
> From: Ed Cannon <>
> Subject: Obs 9 & 10 Dec
> [ ... ] 
> Also saw a nice GRO pass Monday morning; missed Tuesday morning Iridium 
> flare due to serious need to be asleep at that time!  Haven't heard if 
> anyone saw it.

	I saw the Iridium flare here Tuesday morning, as well as a nice
	GRO pass, with interesting changes in brightness as it passed
	behind patches of thin clouds.  I know of at least three other
	people who also saw the Iridium flare here that morning.  I've
	started a small "flare watching" group locally, composed of
	non-obsessed :-) observers who nevertheless will make the effort
	to get outside and look for the especially interesting things.
	E.g., the flare from my north Austin location was easily mag -6,
	but one of the people in my group who lives in south Austin has
	reported max mag -2 for the same flare.  I am, regrettably, far
	behind in massaging their observations into the standard format
	and reporting them. :(

	--Sue (