As usual Heavens above was dead on, to the second. Has anyone else = noticed that the brighter the flare the quicker it fades? I've noticed that = flares dimmer than -1 or so seem to stay at maximum brightness for a much = longer period of time. You can also track the satellite for quite a distance = across the sky after it fades. The really bright ones peak and quickly dim. You = can track the sat for about half the time. Just wondering if anyone else has seen this effect. Clear Skies Rick Tejera=20 President=20 Editor SACnews Saguaro Astronomy Club Phoenix, Arizona saguaroastro@xxxxxxx www.saguaroastro.org -----Original Message----- From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Rick Tejera Sent: Friday, December 29, 2006 3:49 PM To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [AZ-Observing] Bright Iridium flare tonight All, =20 Just a quick heads up, there is a bright (-8 from my location, N33 = 40.166, W 112 10.940) iridium flare tonight at 1912. =20 From Heavens-Above: =20 29 Dec 19:12:51 <http://www.heavens-above.com/flaredetails.asp?SatID=3D25285&Session=3Dke= bgcbnml gghiifcchplbhmp&Date=3D39081.0922608471&Mirror=3D1>=20 -8 46=B0 40=B0 (NE ) 2.9 km (W) -8 Iridium <http://www.heavens-above.com/satinfo.asp?SatID=3D25285&Session=3Dkebgcbn= mlgghii fcchplbhmp> 62 =20 =20 Clear Skies Rick Tejera President, Editor SACnews Saguaro Astronomy Club Phoenix, Arizona <http://www.saguaroastro.org/> www.saguaroastro.org saguaroastro@xxxxxxx=20 =20 -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and = please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.