Re: How visible are flares???

Brian Webb (
Tue, 26 May 1998 22:38:24 -0400

Several weeks ago I downloaded the Iridflar software from the Internet. I
carefully entered my location and time zone and generated predictions. I
have seen every single flare that I looked for. One of the flares was very
bright....much brighter than Venus.

To help solve your difficulty, you might want to check the following:

1. Do you accurately know the latitude, longitude, and elevation data for
your site?
2. Did you correctly enter this data into your prediction program?
3. Did you make a mistake when specifying your time zone? I use UTC for the
date and time.
3. Are your Iridium orbital elements less than one week old?


Brian Webb
Thousand Oaks, California