Iridium41 Flare Location : Kiran Chandra Tea Garden, Near Bagdogra, Siliguri, Dist – Darjeeling
Location details : Lat=26.6917524 N | Lon=88.2423592 E | Click for location Map
SWAN Team had a nice IR Flare today. Our new member Mr. Durjoy Ghosh was with us. Debasis and Avik were shooting, this time in Stills as well as High Definition Video while Sudip and Sudipto were with their usual role and Sujit and Durjoy were watching the event.
The sky remained crystal clear till 3PM but started gathering cloud since 4PM. At T-Time, the sky at Location was not at all clear increasing the limiting Magnitude to almost -0.5. So the Mag -8 flare appeared to be of say around -3 or -4.
Though stills came almost as expected, video- not upto the mark. Actually, We need some more time to get used to my new HD Cam with its critical features needed to shoot sky. In addition to IR Flare we had opportunity to shoot starfields as well as ambience with Mars in frame.