Iridium Flare Photos - Part 1


Paul Maley writes: The photo was shot August 25, 1997. The Iridiums 22-26 passed through the field beginning at 11:02:16 UT and ending at 11:03:47. The tracks are ordered from top to bottom as 24907, 24906, 24905, 24904, 24903. Local elevation 35 degrees, azimuth 212 degrees, slant range about 912 km. (these images Paul Maley)


This photo of Iridium 46 (top) and Iridium 24 (bottom) was taken on March 27, 1998 from 36.28N/80.36W using Kodak 400 in a Olympus OM-1n with a 75 mm lens (this image copyright: Jeff Poplin)


Photo of Iridium 45 within 4 degrees of a 9 day old Moon on April 5, 1998 at 00:30 UT from 36.45N/81.03W using a zoom set at 180 mm/f8 30 secs. (this image copyright: David Morgan/provided by Jeff Poplin)


Photo of Iridium 39 (est. magnitude -6) on May 30, 1998 at 03:40:23 UT from 43.12N/88.5W, Oconomowoc, WI (near Milwaukee). Viewed at an elevation of 29 deg./azimuth 47 deg. (NE) using a Pentax with 50 mm lens at f2 30 secs., Kodak 400 Gold. (this image by Robert Feulner)

Photo of Iridium 19 (est. magnitude -7) on August 19, 1998 at 22:58:37-55 UT from 59.96N/10.74E Oslo, Norway. Viewed at an elevation of 49 deg./azimuth 220 deg. using Fuji 400, Nikon FM2 200 mm lens at f4 18 secs. Estimated total trail 7 deg. behind a thin cloud layer; thus no stars. (this image by Steinar Midtskogen )

Photo of Iridium 75 on right (est. magnitude -7) with lens reflection on bottom taken on June 14, 1998 at 22:27 UT from 51.25N/5.47E. 140 second exposure using Fujichrome 400 ASA at f1.7 . Iridium 72 on left 64 seconds later at mag. +0.5. Bright star on right is Arcturus. (this image by Chris Doreman )

Photo of Iridium 40 at predicted magnitude of -5 on August 22, 1998 at 01:26:13 UT from 45.46N/10.72E in Northern Italy. Setting f2 with 50mm lens with 800 ISO. (this image by Paolo Bussola )

Photo of Iridium 72 relatively low above the southern horizon at a predicted magnitude of -2 on December 15, 1998 at 23:30 UT from near Milwaukee, Wi. Setting f2 with ASA 400. (this photo by Robert Feulner)

Photo of Iridium 10 taken from Belgium on April 28, 1998 during a predicted magnitude -1.5 flare. 90 second exposure on fujichrome 400 ASA @ f1.7. (this photo by Chris Dorreman )

Photo of Iridium 22 at mag-7 and Iridium 20A at mag -2 taken on January 11, 1999 with ASA 400 with a 28mm lens from 37.98N 76.49W. (this photo by Porter M. Kier)

Photo of Iridium 80 in Cassiopea taken on November 21, 1998 at 16:59:23 UT. Prediction indicated mag -5 but appeared much brighter at an estimated mag-9. Note the rapid rise and fall of the reflection. Used 800 ISO with f2, 50mm from Northern Italy at 46.46N/10.72E. (this photo by Paolo Bussola )

Iridium 67 at a predicted mag -7 at 01:13:03 UT on December 8, 1998. View is toward the south with Jupiter on the right (azimuth 167 deg., elevation 34 deg.). 50 mm, f2.8, less than 30 secs with 400 Fuju film, 54.25N/110.11W (photo by Jari)

Double exposure consisting of Iridium 50 (at the bottom) taken on October 22, 1998 at approx. 02:37:38 UT (azimuth 12 deg.,elevation 27 deg.). A couple of faint satellite trails are to left of Iridium 50, with the more vertical one ID'd as Cos1154r (11683). Mao-1r (04392) at the top of picture at approx. 02:36:30 UT. Location 54.25N/110.11W (photo by Jari)

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