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Eagle Creek Observatory
"Teaching young minds about the heavens"
The Heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.
Psalm 19:1-2



Iridium Flares at ECO
This image is of Iridium 21 taken at 21:15 CDT on April 14, 2007. It was a Mag -1 flare that passed right by Polaris (star to the top-right of the flare).
The exposure length was 45 seconds, ISO 200, F/3.5 Canon 10D, Canon 28-135 zoom.
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This image is of Iridium 21 taken at 21:05 CDT on April 16, 2007. It was a Mag -5 flare that passed right by Polaris (star to the top-right of the flare).
The exposure length was 60 seconds, ISO 200, F/3.5 Canon 10D, Canon 28-135 zoom.
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This image is of Iridium 27 taken at 21:15 CDT on September 25, 2007. It was a Mag -4 flare. My lens zoom wasn't quite where I would have like to capture it but it still turned out.
I was very pleased at how it turned out given it was during a nearly full moon. It almost looks like a daylight shot.
The exposure length was 60 seconds, ISO 200, F/4.0 Canon 10D, Canon 28-135 zoom.
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Last Update 09/25/2007
2007 Kevin Muenzler, Eagle Creek Observatory.