Thursday, August 17, 2017

tried to ID flare

I asked Chris about morning satellite flare.

But I was unclear about the local time and time zones. I had thought it was a little before 3:49 AM MDT. He couldn't find an Iridium for the time I had noted.


Checked Heavens-Above. There was a south-bound flare caused by Iridium 67. From 4:21 to 4:32, peaking at 4:28 in the Great Square. Didn't seem right. Whoa, wait, that was for Aug 15. Totally wrong.

I found a bright satellite at 3:12 on the correct morning. CZ-2D R/B. It went to magnitude 2.0 almost overhead. Still didn't seem right.

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