Re: Farewell to Iridium flares

From: Thierry Legault via Seesat-l <>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:21:14 +0100 (CET)
<span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">‌Hi<br>
certainly the solar panels can make flares, but solar panels flares are not as bright, long and (above all)&nbsp;predictable as Iridium antennas flares!<br>
I often show Iridium flares to newbies (colleagues, friends) and they are amazed by what they see and how it's possible to predict them. I&nbsp;enjoy looking at those flares, for example when I'm waiting in the cold for polar auroras. After their retirement, I wont' be able to do that at all and I will miss them :-(<br>
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Envoyé: dimanche 15 janvier 2017 20:04<br>
Objet : Re: Farewell to Iridium flares<br>
<div class="gl_quoted">Darn, here I thought I did see flares, caused by the solar panels also :)<br>
And here, I thought a geo sat's solar panel, also cause a flare :)<br>
So I must have been seeing things :)<br>
On Sun, 1/15/17, Michael Sabino via Seesat-l wrote:<br>
Subject: Re: Farewell to Iridium flares<br>
Received: Sunday, January 15, 2017, 11:55 AM<br>
The antennas/antenna<br>
panel is what produces the flares, not the solar panel.<br>
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