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Iridium Flare (Iridium satellite #50)

This is the second Iridium flare I have captured. I was out just taking star pictures. The flare is caused by the sun reflecting off the satellites solar panels. Oh I never saw the flare till I downloaded my camera. This is a good site to tell you when and where you will see them, but you have to sign up (free)

www.heavens-above.com

Groton Connecticut

Latitude 41.350 N Longitude -72.079 W

20 second delay

f7.1

ISO 1000

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Taken on November 19, 2011