Re: Location

Cornelio Bouis (
Thu, 25 Mar 1999 19:00:14 -0400

Hi all,

I'm kind of new to this but since I've been doing some Iridium flare
watching myself I just wanted to give a little comment.
Jason, it would be a good idea to get your location a bit more precise (3
decimal degrees) so you can have a better chance of seeing the magnitude as
stated. I understand the earth footprint of the flash is relatively small.
A chart of star locations at that time would also help. This way you can
orient yourself easier.
By the way the times stated are VERY exact (set your watch WWV) and the
flash rather short (2 sec). Don't blink too much :)!


Cornelio Bouis
12.1303N 68.8906W

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason E Felton <>
To: <>
Date: Thursday, March 25, 1999 6:35 PM
Subject: Location

> Hello
> I need some help on where I should look for an Iridium flare
>scheduled for tonight.  I'm not sure how to use the azimuth and
>elevation.  Here's the info I got from the gsoc website:
> March 23       7:22:50 pm Mag  -1 Elevation   61 degrees
> Azimuth   160 degrees South        Mirror angle   1.6 degree.
> Another flare that I got had essentially the same info except that
>Elevation is 25 degrees, the azimuth is 15 degrees North, and the
> angle is 1 degree.  Where should I look for that one?
> Thanks in advance.
> Jason Lat: 42 N      Long: 86 W
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