Re: good I be able to show the intelsat 1R flare at the star party

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Thu Aug 20 2009 - 03:07:24 UTC

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    Brad sent me a email saying he's going to try and show it, at a star party he's going to.
    I would suggest having binoculars handy, and on a tripod. Are use a telescope.
    While, I beleive the flare could be seen with just the eye, in a darker sky, it's better have a backup plan, just in case. I would say it's magnitide 8 are brighter for a few minutes, before it get's way brighter, in a somewhat short time.
    I'll have my video system, so people can see it on the tv.
    I am bring my old telescope along, so people can look at jupiter also.
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