flashing Iridiums

Joe Dellinger (jdellinger@amoco.com)
Fri, 16 Jul 1999 15:33:02 -0500

	They can only flash when they are in sunlight. So the middle of the
night (except at the highest latitudes during summer) will always be safe
from Iridiums, even uncontrolled ones.

	Then you just have to worry about bad weather, light pollution,
meteors, and auroral displays messing up your beautiful astrophotos.

	PS: I'm planning on trying to observe the upcoming total solar eclipse
from "Dillingen" in Bavaria. I thought since that's where my last name comes
from, and it's almost on the center line, I just had to go there for it.
However it is too small to be listed in any of the NASA prediction tables. Is
there anyone that could calculate local circumstances for the eclipse given
a latitude, longitude, and elevation? I'd be most grateful.