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Iridium flare 58
by Steve Brown
Category: IRIDIUM 58
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Title:
Iridium flare 58

Author:
Steve Brown

Country:
GB

Category:
IRIDIUM 58

Taken on:
8 July 2018 01:45 UT

Description:
A bright (mag -7.5) flare from Iridium satellite 58 at 01:45 UT on 8 July. The stars Alkaid, Mizar and Alcor in Ursa Major can be seen below right of the flare. Despite the time, the long exposure (f/5.6, 45s exp, ISO-400, 55mm fl) has resulted in a blue sky.