5/16/2010 - Iridium Flares

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Date/Time:    15-16 May 2010
Location: Vanishing Point Observatory (OCA Anza Site)
Scope/lens: Sigma 15mm lens @ f/2.8
Mount: Photo tripod
Guider: none
Camera: Nikon D700
Media/Film: ISO 1600 / Nikon Raw Format
Exposure: 25 sec. (30 sec. intervals)

This time-lapse video shows the summer Milky Way rising. The beginning of the night is dominated by aircraft zipping by. Near sunrise, many satellites can be seen glinting in the approaching dawn. A cropped, shorter video of the satellites is also available.