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Old 29-05-2019, 12:30 PM
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Alan Dyer: Suzy Webb Hi, based on sightings last night - I posted a video on my AmazingSky Facebook Page - all the satellites are now faint at mag 5. None were bright. And the train is becoming well spread out. You’ll need one of the prediction sites to supply a map of where to look but the timings are changing daily as the orbits evolve. I think the main show is over.

That's me out, my sky limiting magnitude is about +4.3 and astronomical twilight at 5:08am to deal with .
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Old 30-05-2019, 09:31 AM
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And so it begins: http://darksky.org/starlink-response...kXszDgXfYaruN0
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Old 30-05-2019, 09:38 AM
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Case lost - money will prevail.
Maybe I should forget about my future observatory.... and hobby as well.


Radio-astronomy will also be affected - how to prevent those greedy individuals (and their companies) to avoid radio-astronomy windows?
It seems we are not only altering climate and poisoning environment, we are doing the same to nearby space as well.

Unless somebody finally says we have to stop multiplying ourselves (VERY unlikely) and our expansion, we will be doomed very quickly.

I am glad I will not have to look at all this for much longer.
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Old 30-05-2019, 10:02 AM
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There's nothing wrong with that image Marc, they just need to use 'Mirror Lockup' before taking the shot.

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There's nothing wrong with that image Marc, they just need to use 'Mirror Lockup' before taking the shot.

Time to move to the moon
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Old 30-05-2019, 06:46 PM
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Like traditional light pollution (let alone the truly globally dangerous human induced climate change ), too many people just don't reeeally care about stuff like this...if you describe what is happening, many people will shrug and say...what? like Vivid?? Oooh cooool....

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Old 30-05-2019, 07:08 PM
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Like traditional light pollution (let alone the truly globally dangerous human induced climate change ), too many people just don't reeeally care about stuff like this...if you describe what is happening, many people will shrug and say...what? like Vivid?? Oooh cooool....

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Hi Mike,

In time, the powers that be will probably start to dismiss the astronomical community as a bunch of whinging 'star-huggers'.
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Old 30-05-2019, 07:32 PM
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Hi Mike,

In time, the powers that be will probably start to dismiss the astronomical community as a bunch of whinging 'star-huggers'.
Yeah like, hey, China and India are doing it, so why should lill'ol Australia worry about it ..We don't have many satellites and don't launch any...we can't make a difference...so Bah! Let's support this madness and get on board

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Old 30-05-2019, 09:46 PM
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I can see subs getting shorter to avoid them ruining a frame.
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Sky and Telescope have a report on SpaceX launch with the foreboding news that this first launch of 60 sat's is only the beginning, Elon Musks' plan is to launch 12,000 of them.

https://www.skyandtelescope.com/obse...bid=1190197503

EDIT: Whoops I see Gary has already wrote about the 12,000 sat's.
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Old 07-06-2019, 02:38 AM
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Perhaps my 4 yr old boy may be the last generation to witness a clean sky.
Maybe even the last generation of mankind. Current developments, with global warming, loss of biodiversity, plastic in oceans, space around Earth full with crap are devastating.
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