30. August: Iridium flare and M31

Jean-Luc Dighaye

On 30. August, at 22:19 CEST, an Iridium flare was observed near the Andromeda galaxy M31.

M110, faint, to the upper left; M31 and M32 in the middle; Iridium 81 flare (note changing colours). SkyWatcher ED80, Nikon D100, ISO 1250, 50s exposure, FOV 2.7.