Iridium flare through FOV of video on scope

From: Tom Wagner (sciteach@mchsi.com)
Date: Wed Feb 26 2003 - 21:55:29 EST

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    I just caught a part of a -8 Iridium 49 flare through the FOV of the 'video
    to scope' setup that I used in trying to image the ISS solar transit
    yesterday. I am amazed that I got anything since my FOV was no more than
    about one degree the long way! I first found Procyon then, according to my
    estimate from a HA star chart,  moved the scope to the East 20 minutes in
    RA. Then I waited and there it went along the short side of the LCD panel.
    It very quickly dimmed even in the short time it was in the FOV.
    
    Neat!  Next time I will try to align the finder-scope with the camera/scope
    setup and aim using the finder.
    
    Tom
    Iowa
    USA
    
    
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