Re: terminology:

Eberst (
Thu, 4 Jun 1998 14:42:34 +0200

Jay wrote:
>At least it's good that we can strongly disagree without being
>disagreeable.  There are too many common (vulgar) people on the net that
>offend everyone else.  People like Walter are always gentlemanly even
>when arguing a point.  That's a very nice feature of SeeSat.
>Jay Respler
So it's clear that the diversity of opinion on the flare/glint usage will
involve a lot of nits.
[nit: the unit of luminance, one candela per square metre]
What we get from the Iridiums is an effulgence. Many other satellites simply
fulgurate. There, I hope that throws light on the subject.
best wishes  Russell  Eberst  @   North: 55 degrees, 56 minutes, 55 seconds
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