34 iridium flare photos

From: Tom Wagner (sciteach@mchsi.com)
Date: Sat Apr 30 2005 - 12:03:18 EDT

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    I am pleased to say that --in a few days-- Dana, at the South Pole, is going 
    to post a bunch of beautiful iridium flare photos he has just obtained! They 
    will be at his April web page here: http://polar.home.att.net
    
    
    
    Here is a bit of what I just received.
    
    
    
    "Here are a few of the 34 flare photos I got. I could have taken as many as 
    I wanted, but I am quite busy with project work now. The weather wasn't 
    really very good. We had high winds and blowing snow for the past few days, 
    so the sky was not that clear. Hopefully on the next -8 day it will be clear 
    and moonless.
    
    I will put a bunch on my April web page due out in a day or so.
    
    In all of them you can see the Southern Cross Constellation and the 
    satellite flare is under the two bright stars Alpha Centauri and Beta 
    Centauri.
    
    1.(75c) Iridium flare and the green laser pointing straight up which is the 
    NASA LIDAR, which maps cloud layers at the Atmospheric Research Observatory 
    (ARO). The stairs lead up to the roof of ARO.
    
    
    2. (68b-cp)Close up of an iridium flare and the Southern Cross and the 
    pointer stars Alpha and Beta Centauri."
    
    
    
    I suggested he submit them to spaceweather.com.
    
    
    
    Tom  Iowa  USA
    
    
    
    
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