Iridium Flares and Space Station at BRC 2004

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Iridium Flares and Space Station at BRC 2004

Post by jellibee » Mon Aug 16, 2004 1:57 pm

There will be plenty of satellites traversing our Vault of Heaven during Burning Man 2004. I saw my first Iridium Flare at Burning Man 2002 and since I was going to collect the data for this year, I thought I'd post it too!

See Iridium Flares and the Internation Space Station traverse our Vault of Heaven this year!

http://www.RadioOpium.com/habrc.html

-jelliebee

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Post by burningflyer » Mon Aug 16, 2004 4:45 pm

OK then this AEZ project is for you!

The Iridium Flare Tracker
A 2004 BurningMan project
for the Alternative Energy Zone village

http://moro.fbrtech.com/~tora/IFT/

See you in the AEZ!

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Post by jellibee » Mon Aug 16, 2004 6:33 pm

Awesome job! I've added a link to my page to the site. I will definitely be stopping by!

I saw my first flare at Burning Man thanks to an art installation on the path out to the man that had all the Flare data. Although I had brought my satellite data with me, I had never heard of flares until I stumbled upon this art installation!

Woo hoo!

-jelliebee

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Post by bdongray » Mon Aug 16, 2004 7:23 pm

jellibee wrote:Awesome job! I've added a link to my page to the site. I will definitely be stopping by!

I saw my first flare at Burning Man thanks to an art installation on the path out to the man that had all the Flare data. Although I had brought my satellite data with me, I had never heard of flares until I stumbled upon this art installation!
-jelliebee
I'll be stopping by too.
In 2002 I brought Iridium flare data, but there were no mag > -6 at good altitude angles.

Flares do look impressive, and on the Playa I was pleased by a mag -4 I saw, and warned a few passers by to watch. THey were impressed.

I didn't know about a camp. I do now. Thanks.

PS I saw <i>my</i> first on Christmas day 1999, which happened to be preceeded 30 seconds earlier by a good shooting star, in the same area of the sky. I initially thought perhaps that was it, and maybe my watch (or heaven-above) was off, but was surprised (and suspicious) at the speed! So I waited, and saw the real thing seconds later. Not as impressive as the shooting star, but a mag of -6 was very good for something man-made, and so far away.
I recommend everyone should see one.
--
Bryan

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