Re: Are iridium flares less common in some areas?

From: Jonathan T Wojack (
Date: Sat May 11 2002 - 21:38:40 EDT

> 	With the Iridium's 86 degree inclinations, areas closer to 
> the
> equator will see fewer flares because there will be fewer visible 
> passes per
> unit area.  For Iridium flares you would be best positioned very 
> near the
> poles.  If you worked at the South Pole Station you could see flares 
> 24 hours
> a day for months at a time.

Is this a function of the slope of the satellite's path over an observing

Jonathan T. Wojack       
39.706d N   75.683d W            4 hours behind UT (-4)

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