ISS, Iridium 81

Mark A. Hanning-Lee (
Fri, 12 Mar 1999 19:42:35 -0800

Saw ISS as predicted, a pass under Polaris and into eclipse in the Big

Iridium 81 flared as predicted this evening at about 19:22 local = 01:22
3-13 UTC. Reached about -1.5 in the SE. Comparison star, Sirius. Seemed
a fairly normal flare, except that it dimmed once before reaching full

Best, Mark

lat 33.712 long -117.837 altitude ~34 m