Re: Please explain ... double flare by Ir 81

From: Ron Lee (
Date: Wed Dec 19 2001 - 23:31:31 EST

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    Probably a MMA then a solar array.  Look at the surface causing the reflection.
    Ron Lee
    At 06:12 AM 12/20/01 +0200, you wrote:
    >Dear List,
    >        I have something new which is perplexing and I would appreciate
    >some feedback. Rob's IridFlar is generating a double flare by the same
    >Iridium satellite in the space of a few seconds and I would appreciate
    >some rationale behind this phenomenon.
    >        The first flare will start at 7:07:39 and last 4 seconds on Dec
    >27/01 ... the second flare will start at 7:07:45 and last 6 seconds ...
    >the respective magnitudes are -2.4 and -0.6 which should (?) be
    >sufficiently bright for a photo at that time of the morning.
    >        In browing through my list of predictions, I see a couple of
    >other opportunities about 1-2 minutes apart for the week after the above
    >flare which suggests that something is at play.
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