Re: Lacrosse 5 flare

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Fri May 26 2006 - 20:31:27 EDT

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    Philip Masding wrote:
    
     > 3. SAR MA 9.64737602677019 at 25/05/2006 22:02:07 Alt=34.0654804178134
     >
     > Number 3 is the flare you saw last night. So the prediction based
     > on this panel angle of 33 degrees is 13 seconds early.
    
    :-) Note the uncertainty I quote in the time! 22:02:20  10 s UTC. Within 
    uncertainty, you can say prediction and observation match.
    
    This flare caught me quite unaware while I was pressing setting buttons on the 
    camera. It already was peak brightness when I first noted it, and I cannot give 
    that time better than to  10 seconds.
    
    It was just a few degrees above the building obliquely opposite me at that time..
    
    - Marco
    
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