Re: south pole iridium flare marathon

From: Gerhard HOLTKAMP (
Date: Mon Sep 12 2005 - 16:32:17 EDT

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    Stephan Szyman wrote:
    >back in august (the third) there was a thread started  by tom wagner of iowa 
    >regarding the late-august marathon of -8 magnitude iridium flares due to 
    >occur over the south pole research station "Amundsen-Scott."
    >I'm curious as to if anything came out of that,  I was looking forward to 
    >seeing the video (and seeing it rightfully given a berth on NASA's APOD.)
    Dana from the South Pole has sent me an e-mail at the end of August that they 
    have indeed seen the iridium flare marathon but just when it should have been 
    at its best with more than two days of mag -8 flares from one plane and a 
    second plane joining in with mag -6 or so they had poor sky conditions. He 
    still wanted to check whether they got any (probably marginal) video out of 
    it but I didn't get any more news about that.
    Gerhard HOLTKAMP
    Darmstadt, Germany
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