Re: STS/ISS bright flare over UK.

From: John locker (satcom@cybase.co.uk)
Date: Sun Oct 13 2002 - 02:54:09 EDT

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    Hi Jeff,
    
    I agree over the door reflection....although in the web version you may not
    be able to see , in the original frames , the tip of the  main array is well
    defined and quite sharp , indicating that it wasn't a panel flare.
    
    Looking back at the NASA TV recording , I missed the period they were over
    the UK , however there was talk of how intense the new lights were that they
    fitted during EVA 1.
    The stack did rotate during the pass ,this can be seen in the series of
    images ,  and I wonder if suddenly the lights came into view  ?  The pics
    from the new camera on the arm are much better , almost as if they have
    something of the intensity of car headlights up there !
    
    Regards,
    
    John
    
    
    
    > At 10/12/2002 10:53 PM , John locker wrote:
    > >Notice how quickly the unexpected flare develops....be interested to know
    > >how bright it was ....some reports suggest in excess of mag -6.
    >
    > Looks like reflection from the payload bay doors.
    >
    > Nice sequence of the flare.
    >
    > Jeff Poplin
    > King, NC
    >
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