Iridium satellites still up ?

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Iridium satellites still up ?

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Was doing some general sky time lapses and caught these two streaks ( we had two nights almost clear :)

Was surprised to see these.
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Re: Iridium satellites still up ?

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As far as I know all of the 1st generation satellites that caused the Iridium flares are gone.
The new ones have a different coating that does not flare as much.
There are some different ones in orbit that flare occasionally but not as brightly as the older Iridiums.

Trivia: The original satellite constellation was named Iridium because there were 77 to be launched.
77 is the atomic number for Iridium on the periodic table.
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