RE: Lunar Iridium Flare #4

From: Ron Lee (
Date: Mon Sep 11 2000 - 16:58:07 PDT

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    At 02:48 PM 9/11/00 -0700, you wrote:
    >Congratulations to Ron Lee on his 4th Iridium lunar flare!
    >What's your success % up to now, Ron?  Seems you've got
    >it down to a science.
    Success now is tied to weather.  Now that Iridflar accurately
    predicts the magnitude, my recent attempts have been 100%.  So
    it is easy using Iridflar and Skymap (both Rob Matson programs).
    >> It was visible the entire field of view (perhaps .75 degree).
    >>This shows how accurately Ron had his telescope pointed.  
    Of course having Skymap produce accurate star charts down to 11-12th
    magnitude helps as does having digital setting circles. The latter
    is not mandatory but it helps.
    Ron Lee
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