Re: Possible Iridium Flare?

From: Richard Crisp (rdcrisp@earthlink.net)
Date: Tue Mar 15 2005 - 13:53:29 EST

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    no, it's not a star.
    
    it is only in one frame of 11 consecutive ones I shot.
    
    It is a satellite of some sort. I think it may be an Iridium but maybe not
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Russell Eberst" <eberst@blueyonder.co.uk>
    To: "Richard Crisp" <rdcrisp@earthlink.net>; <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 10:29 AM
    Subject: Re: Possible Iridium Flare?
    
    
    > 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
    >>
    >>http://www.narrowbandimaging.com/iridium_flare_march2005_page.htm
    > I can be certain of this, but my guess is that the 'flare' results from 
    > the extension
    > 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 
    > brightness.
    > I may well be wrong, and could be easily convinced by other explanations.
    >
    > best wishes
    > Russell
    >
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