Date Taken: 07/22/2013 Photographer:
Aaron C. Location: Bakersfield, CA
Orion Paragon HD-F2 Heavy Duty Tripod
Nikon 1 V1 Exposure: 1x30 sec @ ISO 400 f/10 Notes: Iridium satellites are part of a fleet of satellites, built for worldwide wireless communications. When you happen to see the reflection of sunrays from one of the three MMA antennas or from the solar panels, you will stand in the limelight: The satellite lights up for a few seconds and produces an almost dazzling flare, that can even cast shadows. I used CalSKY.com to predict the flare.
The Orion Paragon HD-F2 field tripod is strong enough to hold binoculars, a camera, spotting scope, or small telescope - anything up to 6 lbs. Recently upgraded with easy-to-use lever locks and graduated marks for quick and easy leveling.
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