|Iridium Flares #94 and #23.
I noticed on the "Heavens Above" website that there was going to be a double Iridium pass in almost the exact location only a minute apart. It was
cloudy, but I figured why not. So I set up my Camera and Tripod and hoped it would be clear enough to see the double pass. It was clear enough and
I don't know if the atmosphere made it brighter, but Iridium #94 looked like a bright explosion at its' brightest. At -8.4, Iridium 94 put on a show.
Iridium Flare #23 was almost boring compared to #94. Because I wasn't tracking and My camera was pointing North East where all the light pollution is,
I wasn't able to take a long enough exposure to show both Flares in the same picture without saturation.
|Iridium Flare #23, 0.9 Mag. 47 Degrees Altitude in the Constellation "Pegasus", 9:33 PM.
|Iridium Flare #94, -8.1 Mag., 45 Degrees Altitude in the Constellation "Pegasus", 9:32 PM.
|Russell E. King