Iridium flares galore, sort of

From: Robert G Fenske Jr (
Date: Mon Jan 10 2000 - 16:10:28 PST

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    	Yesterday morning I had 8 predicted Iridium flares that were
    brighter than +2.  Because of, shall we say technical difficulties, I
    managed to only see the three -4 magnitude ones (which were the ones to
    see anyway).  Each of these flares, all about the same brightness, made
    for a temporary second Venus while the real Venus was shining nearby.  The
    last flare wasn't visible very long though as the burgeoning dawn had
    already brightened the sky quite a bit.
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