Re: Iridium 64 pass tonight, double flare next week.

From: Greg Williams K4HSM via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:51:14 -0400
FYI, I just went outside to prepare for the double Iridium flare pass and I'm not going to see it. Clouds are in the way and the region is under a heavy fog advisory.

Disappointed at the very least.

Greg Williams
k4hsm_at_knology.net
Sent from my Verizon Wireless DROID

Greg Williams K4HSM via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org> wrote:

>Got a new camera and working to try and photograph satellites/meteors and lightning.
>
>Was able to get a shot of Iridium 64 earlier tonight. Came out okay but I'm still learning the camera.
>
>While checking for flare passes, I see there's a unique (?) opportunity at my location on the 30th, as Iridiums 42 & 98 will flare just 22 seconds and 1 degree apart in about the same spot in the sky near Polaris. I hope there will be clear skies that morning, but will be trying to get more camera time to practice before this one. 
>
>Off the list, if anyone has preferential settings for their camera when they photograph the stars, I'd like to know so I can test my camera out.
>
>Thanks.
>Greg Williams
>k4hsm_at_knology.net
>Sent from my Verizon Wireless DROID
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