Image Visual SAT-Flare
Tracker 3D



By Simone Corbellini 14 January 2011








Long Iridium Flares

The longest iridium flare occurs when the reflected ray is approximately in the orbital plane and the satellite elevation is low. For a satellite elevation of only 10 the mirror angular speed can be  as low as about 0.02 deg/s.



Long Iridium Flare
Fig. 1 - Example of a long Iridium Flare.



Long Iridium Flare
Fig. 2 - Example of a long Iridium Flare.



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