Re: Re: request for assistance

From: Anthony Ayiomamitis (
Date: Sat Aug 11 2001 - 05:24:20 PDT

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    > Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 22:22:37 -0700
    > From: Skywise <>
    > To: SeeSat <>
    > Tony Beresford wrote:
    > >
    > > I have been e-mailed by a reporter for the australian national
    > > broadcaster ( ABC -TV ) about doing something on iridium flares as
    > > part of their new catalyst programme. One thing they would like
    > > is some broadcast quality video of an iridium flare. I dont
    > <Snipola>
    > Why can't they record their own flare? I'd think it'd be a
    > perfect thing for them to do since they have the best equipment
    > and you could provide flare prediction times. Isn't that part
         This is a very good suggestion as they would be able to give their viewers a "hands-on-experience" as to what is
    involved. However, ....
    > of what the show would be about? Heck, that'd be a great way
    > to tell people about the Heavens-Above website as well.
         As much as I like Heavens-Above, I would rule against this option for two reasons: first, the site provides ONLY the
    flare peak time with no indication of the start time of the flare which is equally as important (if not more) and, second,
    Rob Matson's SKYMAP and IRIDFLAR are godsends when it comes to such a task.
         Yes, I may be starting a flame war BUT this is not my intention.
    PS. Possibly more on SKYMAP and IRIDFLAR when I have some news to announce (hopefully shortly).
    > Brian
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