Re: Iridiums

From: Anthony Ayiomamitis (anthony@perseus.gr)
Date: Mon May 14 2001 - 18:45:09 PDT

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    > Subject: Iridiums
    > Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 21:11:00 -0400
    > From: "Dennis Jones" <cdj-home@omniumcorp.com>
    > To: "SeeSat-L" <SeeSat-L@blackadder.lmsal.com>
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    > Just completed a three night -6 display of I-64, I-67, and I-72, in the
    > relative same area, 22-25 degrees at 346 or 346, after sunset as predicted
    > on HA from 9:14 to 9:02 EDT.
    
    Dennis,
    
           I know exactly what you mean, for I am about to go through the same exercise
    on May 16-18 with four such flares (-5.8 to -6.4) thanks to I-76, I-83, I-46 and
    I-49. Of course, this is in addition to a number of others between -0 and -2.2.
    
    > I'm still amazed every time we see one!
    
           Me too. I had a -6.4 flare just the other night (nailed it on film, of
    course) and was thoroughly impressed. I am currently pigging out on flares through
    Aqr.
    
           With the moon just about to start rising after 4:15 AM, I am in the clear
    for all four whoppers over the next three days as far as lunar glare goes. With
    some careful shutter release work, I should be able to minimize the affects of sky
    glow as well as these are between 15 and 20 seconds.
    
            Man this is fun!
    
    Anthony.
    
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    >
    > Dennis Jones
    > Cornelius, NC
    > 35.48 N 80.86 W
    
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