Re: Iridium, Cosmos collide

From: B Gimle @ComHem (@ComHem)
Date: Thu Feb 12 2009 - 09:30:41 UTC

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    Yes, you CAN see flares by moonlight.
    Iridflar predicts a +7 mag flare about 2 deg E, 3 deg N of Ir 33
    during its ascending pass over Siberia:
    Ir#   Date    UTC Time  Azm El  Rng N Ill M  Mag FlareLat FlareLong
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    33  09- 2-10 16:55:55.0 192 62  880 A Lun R 13.6  75.3125   99.6493
    33  09- 2-10 16:55:58.5 192 64  869 A Lun R  6.9   2.4 km West
    33  09- 2-10 16:56:04.0 192 66  854 A Lun R 15.0  75.8097  100.3565
    
    /Björn
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Russell Eberst" <eberst@blueyonder.co.uk>
    To: "Derek C Breit" <breit_ideas@hotmail.com>; <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 9:00 AM
    Subject: Re: Iridium, Cosmos collide
    
    
    > Derek C Breit wrote:
    >>
    >> Who was watching for an Iridium 33 flare at the time of impact??
    >>
    >>
    > At the time of impact, they were both well into the Earth's shadow, so
    > it's not possible
    > to flare when you can't see the Sun.
    >
    > regards
    > Russell
    >
    >
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