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#1 ribuck

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:47 PM

Hi All,

 

Not sure if this has been discussed in the forums, but I'm just wondering how star link and similar projects by other players like Boeing will impact Astro imaging in the short & long term.

 

I had recently planned to upgrade my imaging scope, but I've put it on hold due to the uncertainties around these new satellites.

 

I am now wondering if it's maybe time to think about selling up my imaging rig

 

Would love to hear peoples people's thoughts on the long term viability of imaging as a hobby.

 

Cheers,

Rich.



#2 OldManSky

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:49 PM

It's been discussed at length.  And then some.

 

Bottom line:  it's doubtful it will impact astrophotography in any noticeable way.

It's certainly not time to sell your imaging rig.



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:13 PM

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#4 APshooter

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:19 PM

Even if a satellite or two go through your image processing should clean that up.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:21 PM

Paul,

 

Is the general thought process that any additional satellite streaks can just be sorted at the image processing stage?



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:21 PM

It's been discussed at length.  And then some.

 

Bottom line:  it's doubtful it will impact astrophotography in any noticeable way.

It's certainly not time to sell your imaging rig.

 

 

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#7 ribuck

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:22 PM

Lol appshooter you beat me to it,.



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:24 PM

Paul do you have a link to these other discussions?


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#9 OldManSky

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:24 PM

Paul,

 

Is the general thought process that any additional satellite streaks can just be sorted at the image processing stage?

Yes.

If there are any additional satellite streaks (and the odds of that aren't too big) :)



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:26 PM

Paul do you have a link to these other discussions?

Sure. Here's one.  You can find others by doing a search for "starlink".

 

https://www.cloudyni...e/?hl= starlink




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