Re: Iridium Flare In Daylight

From: Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@zonnet.nl)
Date: Mon Aug 04 2003 - 14:27:33 EDT

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    At Eurosom 3 in 1998 in Edinburgh the whole group watched a -8 Iridium flare
    from
    outside the old observatory in the early afternoon. Alecture at Eurosome was
    temporally
    ajourned to watch the flare.
    Using a compass and a elevation angle we were able to place ourselfs in the
    shadow
    of the building with the expected spot of the flare alittle bit above the
    rooftop.
    Someone was counting down the seconds and right on time the flare appeared.
    For most of the group it was their first daytime Iridiumflare.
    Great that Rob matson was with us proving his software in real time.
    Bjorn Gimle videotaped this. The video shows the group wating for the flare,
    the flare
    itself and the cheers and enthousiame of all these observers.
    
    Perhaps Bjorn can put it on his homepage?
    
    Greetings
    Leo
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Tom Wagner" <sciteach@mchsi.com>
    To: <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Monday, August 04, 2003 5:42 PM
    Subject: Iridium Flare In Daylight
    
    
    > Have any of you with a telescope capable of tracking satellites
    > automatically ever tracked an Iridium satellite in a blue sky through its
    > "daytime flare?"  Just curious.  I think it would make a neat video.
    >
    > Tom  Iowa  USA
    > +   +   +
    >
    >
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