Re: Are iridium flares less common in some areas?

From: Bjorn Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Date: Sun May 12 2002 - 03:52:06 EDT


Yes, but also the length of the latitude circle.

----- Original Message ----- 
> > 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
> site?
>  


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