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This Is NOT A Meteor by CapturingTheNight This Is NOT A Meteor by CapturingTheNight
:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz: Greg Gibbs. You may not use, replicate, manipulate, or modify this image without my permission. All Rights Reserved.


The horrible weather that I have had the last few days finally cleared enough this morning for me to do a spot of meteor hunting. Even though the Geminids Meteor shower was past it's peak I did still see quite a few but they were all fairly faint and not worth posting. The most spectacular sight from this morning was this Iridium Satellite Flare. An Iridium Flare is produced when sunlight reflects off an antenna on an Iridium Telecomunications Satellite. The great thing about these iridium flares is that they are predictable. Whilst I didn't know that this event was going to happen, thanks to the Heavens Above website I now know that this was Iridium Satellite Number 86 and it had a peak brightness of -6.9 at the center of the flare (Venus is currently about -3.9 and Jupiter -2.6)

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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Ya gotta make do with what's available :thumbsup: Looks mighty cool to me, Greg :nod:
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much mate :D
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Astranat Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
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THANK YOU
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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VooDooMania Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
in my opinion, its not a meteor or a spacestation, i think its an iridiumflare
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's exactly what it is, and I say so very clearly in the description and title.
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VooDooMania Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
jep, i would only say, that it is an "iridium flare" :)
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Awesome capture! I couldn't have flared in a better spot composition-wise :D

Very cool! :wave:
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks mate :D
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pixlepixie Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's pretty cool
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