Re: Iridium flares observed fro

MARK HARTWELL (HARTWELL@LCIA.COM)
Wed, 5 Nov 1997 18:20:09 -0500

>Bill Bard wrote:
>
>> Hey, that's a thought. Maybe we can calculate Iridium flares for the
>> shuttle or Mir to see them?
>
>I guess a programmer's work is never done... This problem is a little
>messier since the observer is not stationary.  Still, there's the potential
>for even brighter flares since the range can be cut in half... --Rob


rob: (or whoever ELSE knows)

doesn't the atmosphere have a lot to do with our ability to see these
flares?  ESPECIALLY flares where the angle is more than a degree or so.

...just wondering,
...........Mark Hartwell