A magnitude -7.0 flare from the left antenna of Iridium 25 satellite on 23rd February 2016.
Visually this was an eye-catching bright flare, about one hundred times brighter than Sirius, the bright star top left (magnitude -1.5) – the brightest star in the entire night sky.
This image consists of three stacked exposures, each of eight seconds duration and a delay of around one second between each.
This flare was accurately predicted for my location by Calsky.com. The satellite was 791 km above Earth and 904 km from the camera.
All images © R.Powell