Re: Unid sats. Iridium flares.

From: Bjoern Gimle (
Date: Tue Dec 19 2000 - 11:20:16 PST

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    When SkyMap is used, there is no search mechanism for flares, but if you
    show Iridium
    tracks with small values for F3/F4 on the F7 menu, you will see brightening
    and the brighter parts of the tracks in bold yellow.
    Also for IridFlar:
    Version 2.0
    Lunar flare prediction added to IRIDFLAR.  A toggle has been added to
    the Main Menu (S, for Source) to select either the sun or the moon
    as the flare source.  For lunar flares, IRIDFLAR requires that the
    sun also be blocked by the earth.  (Diffuse solar reflection by
    Iridium is brighter than the brightest lunar specular reflection).
    You will need binoculars or a telescope to see lunar flares.
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