Iridium 35 Double Flare Non-Event

From: Ron Lee (
Date: Thu Mar 08 2001 - 19:37:02 PST

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    Looked for a double flare from Iridium 35 (#24966) on 8 March 2001 local.
    Southbound pass in the east after sunset.  Max el of pass was 66 degrees
    at azimuth of 86 degrees.   Flare was at 7:16:33 PM MST (UT-7) at mag -4.
    az/el of max flare about 142/50.
    Observed from about 7:14 - 7:20 PM.  No other flares seen but two possible
    specular reflections at 7:13:05 PM (AZ/el 14/33) and 7:14:20 PM (az/el 32/52).
    Times not exact since I had some problems.  The first one happened before I
    acquired the satellite.
    This may have been too high a pass compared to other reported double flares.
    Ron Lee
    104.5614 W, 38.9478 N, 2073 m  (UT-7)
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