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General Category => Astronomy & Space => Topic started by: rjgjr on June 21, 2011, 03:22:30 pm



Title: Iridium
Post by: rjgjr on June 21, 2011, 03:22:30 pm
Our rainy season is finally over and our starry nights are beginning to reappear. Just a quick one of Iridium 62 skirting above Cygnus at -6.

43 sec  f/4  18mm  ISO 1600

(http://i54.tinypic.com/2hgzthl.jpg)


Title: Re: Iridium
Post by: markt on June 21, 2011, 09:58:21 pm
Thats a great image Richard!  Not only do you have the Iridium, you also have a great view of the milky way including the North American nebula!  Very impressive!  I must make a point to hunt out some of these flares now the warmer nights are upon us! :)


Title: Re: Iridium
Post by: JohnC on June 21, 2011, 10:34:09 pm
That's a very nice capture, Richard. Sorry I can't say any more  about the rest of the image - I have to leave that to those who know like Mark... ie. The Milky way and  the North American nebula.


Title: Re: Iridium
Post by: rjgjr on June 22, 2011, 04:04:55 pm
Thanks for the comments. It was such a beautiful evening and I hadn't imaged any Iridium Flares since last Summer so I had to catch this bright one. The Milky Way is getting into a very favorable viewing position for a Summerfull of enjoyment for those of us who aren't fortunate enoug to see the  NLC's.


Title: Re: Iridium
Post by: Anton on June 23, 2011, 09:37:29 am
Like this one Richard, dark sky no LP and a clear Iridium flare captured great stuff.