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Tucson_Tim
2007-Oct-26, 09:06 PM
I know this reason why Iridium flares are tracked so carefully (from wiki):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite_flare



This flashing has been of extreme annoyance to astronomers, as the flares occasionally disturb observations and can damage sensitive equipment.


Are there other reasons they are so well documented?