IRIDIUM 86 [+] #25528U (Mirror 2)


[upwards] [iridium86] [iridium62] [1973 085B]


On November, 6 1998 the Communication Satellite IRIDIUM 86 launched from Vandenberg AFB, USA into space.
One of the photos of my private space watch program was showing an Iridium flare with -2.5 mag on  February, 13 2018, 17:56:45 UT

IRIDIUM 86  by Bernhard Haeusler, Germany

2018-02-13 by Bernhard Haeusler, Dettelbach, Germany                                                                                     view: South                             

detail of 1 15 sec. exposure, 2018-02-13 UT 17:56:32, camera: ZWO ASI 178 MC Color,  allsky lens: 2.5mm, f-1.2  170
No Moon.


Object information from TheSky X Pro:

Object Name: IRIDIUM 86 [+] #25528U
RA (Topocentric): 04h 56m 17.3s
Dec (Topocentric): +06 51' 48"
RA (2000.0): 04h 55m 18.8s
Dec (2000.0): +06 50' 08"
Azimuth: 164 09' 38"
Altitude: +46 04' 32"
RA Rate (arcsecs/sec): -87,964713
Dec Rate (arcsecs/sec): -1.170,529651
Satellite Name: IRIDIUM 86 [+] #25528U
Satellite TLE1: 1 25528U 98066B 18046.53544509 -.00000065 00000-0 -30415-4 0 9995
Satellite TLE2: 2 25528 86.3925 248.0211 0000991 90.5434 269.5875 14.34217732 14246

Date: 13.02.2018
Time: 18:56 STD
Satellite Julian Date: 2.458.163,2477
Latitude: +44 13' 37"
Longitude: 12 21' 42"
Earth Altitude: 783,8461
Range: 1.037,8126
Range Rate: 4,4868
Depth of Eclipse: 526,4399


top of this page

[upwards] [iridium86] [iridium62] [1973 085B]

 

Copyright of all sites and images of this web: Bernhard Haeusler, Dettelbach, Germany   IAU code: B82 Maidbronn and K87 Dettelbach Vineyard Observatory