Re: Daytime Iridium Flares?

From: George Roberts (
Date: Mon Apr 02 2007 - 17:27:25 EDT

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    > Do any SeeSat subscribers have any tips on how to observe these elusive 
    > events?
    I've never been successful either.  But one thing you might try 
    is to use a polarizing filter.  Just rotate for maximum dark sky.  
    This only helps if the satellite is very roughly 90 degrees from 
    the sun.  
    If I try again I will probably locate the exact altitude and azimuth 
    the night before - find a spot to stand in the yard with the roof of 
    a house or tree to sight along to find the exact spot referenced by
    the stars at night.
    - George Roberts
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