Re: [TAC] Bonus Shot: Iridium Flare?

From: Richard Crisp (rdcrisp@earthlink.net)
Date: Tue Mar 15 2005 - 15:20:11 EST

  • Next message: Matson, Robert: "RE: [TAC] Bonus Shot: Iridium Flare?"

    the FOV is about 78 x 53 arc-minutes
    
    thanks for all the help folks
    rdc
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Matson, Robert" <ROBERT.D.MATSON@saic.com>
    To: "'Richard Crisp'" <rdcrisp@earthlink.net>; <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 12:12 PM
    Subject: RE: [TAC] Bonus Shot: Iridium Flare?
    
    
    Hi Richard and List,
    
    I'm still investigating this, but it's definitely NOT an Iridium
    flare.  The satellite in question is moving more or less east-west,
    not north-south, so my guess is something in GEO.  (North is to the
    left in Richard's CCD image.)  This is a very narrow field of view
    image of the Cone Nebula (NGC 2264) if anyone is curious...
    
    --Rob
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From: SeeSat-L-request@satobs.org [mailto:SeeSat-L-request@satobs.org]On
    Behalf Of Richard Crisp
    Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 12:02 PM
    To: SeeSat-L@satobs.org
    Subject: Fw: [TAC] Bonus Shot: Iridium Flare?
    
    
    here's another opinion.
    rdc
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Mark Bracewell" <mbracewell@akiva.com>
    To: "The Astronomy Connection" <sf-bay-tac@seds.org>
    Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 11:29 AM
    Subject: RE: [TAC] Bonus Shot: Iridium Flare?
    
    
    That's gotta be it-
    
    Castro Valley 14 Mar 19:47:39 PST Mag:-6 Alt:49 Az:131 Iridium 67
    
    ________________________________
    
    From: sf-bay-tac-bounces@seds.org on behalf of Richard Crisp
    Sent: Tue 3/15/2005 11:00 AM
    To: The Astronomy Connection
    Subject: Re: [TAC] Bonus Shot: Iridium Flare?
    
    
    which time zone?
    
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Otis Finley <mailto:oef3@wwdb.org>
    To: The Astronomy Connection <mailto:sf-bay-tac@seds.org>
    Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 8:42 AM
    Subject: Re: [TAC] Bonus Shot: Iridium Flare?
    
    Heavens Above says 19:47:44.  Could this be it?
    Otis
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Richard Crisp <mailto:rdcrisp@sbcglobal.net>
    To: The Astronomy Connection <mailto:sf-bay-tac@seds.org>
    Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 8:00 AM
    Subject: [TAC] Bonus Shot: Iridium Flare?
    
    http://www.narrowbandimaging.com/iridium_flare_march2005_page.htm
    
    From Sunday night's observing session. Can anyone do a positive ID?
    
    I sort of think it is an iridium flare because of the very uniform ramp up
    and ramp down of the intensity
    
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Subscribe/Unsubscribe info, Frequently Asked Questions, SeeSat-L archive:  
    http://www.satobs.org/seesat/seesatindex.html
    



    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Tue Mar 15 2005 - 15:22:58 EST