Iridium Flare in Lyra

Posted by Rick Weiss
on Tuesday, June 9, 2009

by Rick Weiss


I was checking for Iridium flare this weekend and found one that was perdicted to be mag -8.  I decided that this could be an interesting flare to photograph and with luck I was able to pair it with the star Vega.  With Vega at a magnitude of 0.0 this could not have been a better pairing to illustrate just how bright the flare became.

Taken June 6, 2009 at 22:35 EST at John Bryan Observatory in Yellow Springs, OH. 

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 20 second exposure

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