Re: Iridium flare

From: Rob Dale (rdale@skywatch.org)
Date: Thu Aug 05 2010 - 16:30:52 UTC

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    Kim specified 615am EST, but South Carolina is on EDT. So the report was actually at 715am local time (EDT) if that is what was meant.
    
     Rob
    
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    On Aug 5, 2010, at 12:16 PM, David Tiller <dtiller@captechventures.com> wrote:
    
    > 
    > My first thought was that you caught the recent Black Brant X launch from Wallop's Island on August 4, 2010 at 5:15 a.m. Your email didn't say it was today (Aug 5th). I've seen lots of flares, and I wouldn't characterize any of them as flame-like.
    > 
    > Launch video: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/news/BBXlaunchadvisory.html
    > 
    > Ground visibility rings: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/images/content/472949main_Hall12073LaunchAdvisory-02.jpg
    > 
    > Kevin's flare is more likely, I guess, but the timing is still an hour off.
    > 
    > --
    > David Tiller
    > Lead Consultant/Architect | CapTech Ventures
    > 
    > 
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: seesat-l-bounces+dtiller=captechventures.com@satobs.org on behalf of Kevin Fetter
    > Sent: Thu 8/5/2010 11:41 AM
    > To: seesat-l@satobs.org
    > Subject: Re: Iridium flare
    > 
    > Heavens above shows a flare at around 5:27 am EDT. 
    > 
    > http://heavens-above.com/iridium.asp?lat=33.502&lng=-81.965&alt=128&loc=North+Augusta&TZ=EST&Date=40394.6088194444&Dur=1
    > 
    > At the time you give, the sun would be above the horizon.
    > 
    > Kevin
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