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Starlink, Amazon, One Web - Ruining the sky?

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#26 catalogman

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 04:33 PM

French astronomer Nicolas Bivier reports magnitude ~2.5 for Starlink satellites that have already reached the 550 km altitude (including the "darksat" which was supposed to be darker but if anything is actually even brighter than the other ones). If they keep launching satellites at this  pace, sitting on the porch to look at the stars after sunset will become an activity from the past...

 

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Can you provide a reference for this magnitude number?  It is interesting...

 

https://sattrackcam....starlink-2.html

 

https://space.stacke...s-darker-than-t

 

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#27 MJB87

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Posted 29 February 2020 - 09:26 AM

Moving this topic to Light Pollution forum


 

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Posted 29 February 2020 - 10:52 AM

Folks, there is already an ongoing thread on this topic, here.


 


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