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Iridium flare over the goldenrod meadow
by Garth Battista
Category: IRIDIUM 97
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Title:
Iridium flare over the goldenrod meadow

Author:
Garth Battista

Country:
US

Category:
IRIDIUM 97

Taken on:
September 7, 2019 9:54PM EDT.

Description:
Again my capture of an Iridium flare was pure dumb luck. I was shooting a star trails sequence over this lovely meadow full of goldenrod last night. That didn't turn out very well due to intermittent clouds. But seeing the glint of the satellite made it all worthwhile. This is a stack of 2 frames of 30 seconds each. Sony a6000, Sigma DC DN 16mm f/1.4 lens at f/1.4, ISO800. I checked Heavens-Above to try to determine which Iridium this was, but they didn't list any visible flares for last night at this location. (?)