Iridium flares

From: Darwin Teague (
Date: Sat Jan 10 2009 - 20:16:12 UTC

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    I decided to try to track an Iridium sat with my telescope, taking video 
    when a flare happens. I've been watching for a flare at my location on, but they all seem to require me to travel to see them. A lot of 
    them seem to be visible about 3 miles west of me.
    My scope is permanently mounted though.
    How often should one expect to see a flare from a particular location?
    Is there software that will show predictions of flares from a specific 
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