Re: Possible Iridium Flare?

From: Russell Eberst (
Date: Tue Mar 15 2005 - 13:29:12 EST

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    At 07:52 15/03/2005 -0800, you wrote:
    >You guys are much better at the ID game than me
    >here is a ccd image I took from my backyard a couple of nights ago.
    >it was a five minute exposure total.
    >the time of the end of the image is shown on the image as is the part of 
    >the sky to which I was aimed and my observing location
    I can be certain of this, but my guess is that the 'flare' results from the 
    of the image of zeta Geminorum (just off the imaged area), in just the same 
    way that
    S Monocerotis has its imaged extended north-south due to its greater 
    I may well be wrong, and could be easily convinced by other explanations.
    best wishes
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