Unk Flare + Tumblers

From: Jari (finn1@telus.net)
Date: Thu Jun 06 2002 - 02:14:42 EDT

I was looking for the Shuttle to make it's first pass however the sky was
still too bright, i had trouble finding Polaris, and clouds were in the area
however i spotted a bright flare at 05:05:50 6 Jun UTC +/- 3sec. Approx Az
345-350 deg El approx 45-50 deg. Mag -3 It lasted long enough to see that it
was coming from the NNW and heading S, the Shuttle would be going W-E. I
never did see the Shuttle this pass but 2 mintues after the flare i spotted
bright flashes heading N-S.

While searching for an ID of the flaring object using satbase.tle, without
any luck, i found that Iridium 24 tum and Iridium 71 tum were within seconds
and only 5 deg of each other at that time so at least i ID'd them.


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