Amateur Astronomy Association of Pittsburgh

2002 Photography Contest

Lens less than 150 mm

First Place



This is two Iridium flares magnitude -1 and -3 that occurred about 5 minutes apart near the North America Nebula.

They were taken Saturday Night June 8, 2002 at the Laurel Highlands Star Cruise south of Pittsburgh, PA around 10PM.

About 5 minute exposure with a zoom lens at about 100mm, f3.5

piggyback on an LX200 using Kodak PJ 400, film manually guided.