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#1 DSOGabe

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 02:04 PM

Interesting and disturbing news bit. But not surprising:

 

https://www.yahoo.co...-163002560.html


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Posted 08 April 2021 - 02:10 PM

The Kessler syndrome will take care of it.

 

https://en.wikipedia...tical-mass area.

 

Hopefully it will all burn up on early re-entry, or it'll be a cloud we'll never see or travel through. Unfortunately it's another case of human litter.

 

 


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Posted 08 April 2021 - 02:23 PM

Yeah, but that's pretty much old news.

 

For disturbing, try this  https://www.dni.gov/...g6h5OeGJPVLXxPk


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Posted 08 April 2021 - 03:19 PM

Alas; Good Depressing News Article and very accruate forecast.

 

Amateur and professional astronomy will soon be only a memory of more innocent times. Now would be a good time to take a few last nostalgic looks at our favorite Deep Sky favorites... and then sell off the gear, before it goes the way of buggy whips. I guess astronomy will still be done from satellites like JWST and others that may still be able to escape Earth before the Space Junk becomes too much of an impermeable dense hazard. First the terrible Light Pollution (which Thomas Edison said would never happen) and now Space Junk (which Elon Musk says will never happen). Famous Last Words resurrected and the Earth's Population still in denial.

 

Here's my prescient artist's rendition of what an amateur astronomer's attempt at imagery will look like in a couple of decades.    Tom

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 04:42 PM

Well, lets see! We ruined the dirt, then ocean, then the Air and then the our FOOD! So Whats left !! Yup, SPACE!  


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Posted 08 April 2021 - 04:59 PM

Without swerving into a whole bunch of topics that have no place here on CN, I will simply say that I'm quite satisfied that I'm 60'ish rather than 20'ish. I really prefer the world I grew up in over the hot mess that my beloved grandchildren will have to endure crazy.gif


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Posted 08 April 2021 - 06:14 PM

And to our grandchildren, these will be 'The Good Ol' Days', just like they were for us. I think they'll be ok.


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Posted 08 April 2021 - 06:27 PM

 

 

Here's my prescient artist's rendition of what an amateur astronomer's attempt at imagery will look like in a couple of decades.    Tom

By then it will be a trendy art form and will be a program to process it of which some of the photos will fetch millions..tongue2.gif



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Posted 08 April 2021 - 07:04 PM

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Here's my prescient artist's rendition of what an amateur astronomer's attempt at imagery will look like in a couple of decades.    Tom
 

post-226662-0-16489900-1617913098_thumb.

 
Honestly, using digital imaging with an adequate number of subs and kappa-sigma stacking, no satellite tracks would be present in the final image, the stacking algorithm would reject the pixels as outside the standard deviation specified in the setup configuration, and replace them with either the average or median value from the other subs depending on which software you use and its settings.


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#10 mich_al

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 08:37 PM

Without swerving into a whole bunch of topics that have no place here on CN, I will simply say that I'm quite satisfied that I'm 60'ish rather than 20'ish. I really prefer the world I grew up in over the hot mess that my beloved grandchildren will have to endure crazy.gif

A though I've echoed many times.




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