Friday, March 24, 2006
Tumbling Iridium 920 -97-034C
Caught non-operative Iridium 920 flashing pass the 'V' shaped asterism in Puppis. Playback of the video revealed a d-d-b cycles (d=dimmer flash, b= bright flash). Enlarged view of the tracks revealed a more complicated within flash patterns ( see insert image - the subtle change in flash resulted in a DNA-like nodule bandings). The insert '>' marked the brightest flash location. CLICK image to have a closer look youself.