Re: IR Flare Magnitude

From: Thomas Ashcraft (ashcraft@heliotown.com)
Date: Fri Apr 02 2010 - 17:19:18 UTC

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    I noted a bright sat flare in my all-sky cam recordings that occurred 
    last evening, April 1, 2010, at 2031:48 MDT.  I checked its identity out 
    through Heavens-Above and it was Iridium 94. H-A listed intensity mag as 
    -2 and intensity at flare center as -9.
    
    I posted a .mp4 movie extract here:    
    http://www.heliotown.com/Irid94_20100401_203146Ashcraft.mp4
    
    I am not exactly sure of cloud density at that particular moment but I 
    think the flare made it to -6.5 with cloud as a factor. Too bad there 
    was cloud because that Iridium was especially bright compared to all the 
    flashing sats I have captured the past few years.
    
    Thomas Ashcraft
    New Mexico
    
    
    
    
    
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