Re: IR Flare Magnitude

From: David Tiller (
Date: Fri Apr 02 2010 - 15:36:02 UTC

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    I've seen Iridium flares so bright it made me think God had turned on his flashlight and that the end of the world was near. 
    Even mag -6 flares generate oohs and aahs from friends and family. 
    Keep looking - amazing flares do happen!
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    Sent: Fri Apr 02 10:36:42 2010
    Subject: IR Flare Magnitude
    Heavens Above predicted a mag -9 flare for my site Nagpur ,India ,at 194253 (IST)today 02 Apr. How ever the actual flare was very weak ,about the same as Regulus mag 1 .
    Is mag -9 really possible . HA also states that the max mag can be -8.
    Perhaps there was an error in computation
    Ulhas Deshpande
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