Re: Iridium Flare Prediction Algorithm

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Mon Apr 11 2005 - 03:51:18 EDT

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    Kevin Grey wrote:
    
    > Has anyone published an algorithm for predicting iridium 
    > flares for a certain location based on elements?
    
    I'm not sure if the following is exactly as requested, 
    but Randy John has an Iridium flare algorithm in a text 
    file on his SkySat web page:
    
    http://home.comcast.net/~skysat/
    
    Randy's program was, to my knowledge, the first publicly
    available one to predict Iridium flares, and I used it to
    see my first ones.
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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