[AZ-Observing] Re: A mystery 'flare' in Cygnus

  • From: "Jimmy Ray" <jimmy_ray@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 06:28:14 -0700

Hi Doug,

I happened to catch that same flare last night from north Glendale (75th and
Unionhills). From here it was a rather dim short flare (about 2 seconds or
so), centered N-S but east of  the main part of Cygnus. Where were you
observing from?

Jimmy Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Doug Snyder
Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2009 11:29 PM
To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: A mystery 'flare' in Cygnus

Thanks David, but I had the 2150 flare at mag. -5; I don't know why that 
info did not show up for me when I first checked the site with my location. 
Anyway, I know it was at 2150 because my watch is always set by WWV. 
Anyway, you're right, it was an Iridium Flare.  I was off center by a few 
KM.
Doug

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David M. Douglass" <dmdouglass@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2009 10:49 PM
Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: A mystery 'flare' in Cygnus


>From the Heavens Above site...  for Iridium flares...
21:58:44   64 Degrees at 31 Degrees altitude   intensity  -7

David M. Douglass
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