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Re: Iridium flash software



You can find predictions for Iridium flares ( and much more !) on following
page :

http://www2.gsoc.dlr.de/scripts/satvis/satvis.asp

Just edit  location data for your site of observation and  bookmark the page !

   73's de I0naa, Mario

Clifford Buttschardt wrote:

> At the Riverside Telescope Makers Conference this weekend, the entire
> membership was treated to the "Iridium flash".  The sight and amplitude
> of the reflection from this satellite is something to behold!  It would
> have cast a shadow. The duration was only a small part of a second.
>
> The time of two passes was given to the viewing audience by word of mouth
> via a telephone call but the source of the calculating software was not
> given.  Which of the many Iridium satellites we saw is not known either.
>
> It is entirely possible that this program is NOT available to us.  A
> search has produced the possible authors:  Rob Matson and Randy John
>
> Does anyone know of this software?  Even a website in which possible times
> to view at a given location would be useful.
>
> Having seen this event just once would inspire one to want a repeat!
> Cliff K7RR






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