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Re: Iridium Flares



I have also been watching Iridium flares .. FYI, a magnitude '0' is about
the same brilliance as a NOAA weather satellite ... that's to say that it's
relatively dim (to *my* eyes, anyway).  You have to be closely watching the
correct region of the sky or you'll miss a Mag 0.  In addition, moonlight
easily washes a Mag 0 out.  I'm still waiting for clear night-time skies to
see one of the -6 flares!

Ron    W0PN





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