Daytime Iridiums

From: Bjoern Gimle (
Date: Sun Apr 29 2001 - 01:44:21 PDT

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    > Should I be able to see a daytime Iridium flare easily (and not have to
    > be looking at a very SPECIFIC area of the sky) - of, say, a -8
    > brightness, as opposed to the difficulties in picking out Venus ....  Of
    > course, there were some thin clouds in the area.
    I haven't logged my flare obs, but I estimate I saw ten out of 30 attempts.
    I never saw one more than about 5 deg from my center point.
    I was never successful through haze or filament clouds in daytime (but
    several times through thick clouds at night, when NO stars could be seen)
    I have seen a few on a clear sky, but with clouds within five degrees.
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