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Iridium flare! | by Brendan Loy
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Iridium flare!

The first "meteor" I captured on camera was not actually a meteor at all, but a -1 magnitude Iridium flare passing through Pegasus (track) at 5:29 AM.

 

This photo is a 68-second exposure, my longest of the night. As a result, in the 1024-pixel-wide and 3888-pixel-wide versions of this picture, you can clearly see star trails. You can also see the flare much better!

 

See also the zoomed-in, digitally enhanced version of this photo.

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Taken on August 12, 2008