Re: stumbled onto EGP ( Feb 10'03 -9:11pm)

From: Björn Gimle (
Date: Tue Feb 11 2003 - 09:12:04 EST

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    > >Is it brightness or short duration thats the reason for not seeing the
    > >flashes naked eye?
    > Probably rather brightness, since the specular surfaces are comparably
    > small and thus produce less obvious flashes. A lucky flash from a
    > Iridium probably lasts for a similar duration, but appears a lot
    I believe more in duration, because the same phenomenon is often
    mentioned on flashing geosynchs, and I have never seen Superbird-A at
    1-power, though its flashes can be perceived as +4 or even +2 - +3 in
    binoculars (nor any other flashing geosynch).
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