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Astronomical observations affected by satellite swarms

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Amateur and professional astronomers alike continue to express concern about satellite swarms currently being launched by SpaceX. Cumbrian astronomer and author Stuart Atkinson in Kendal is urging people to go outside and appreciate the night sky because "soon it will be a motorway up there, and there'll be no escape from it anywhere. ... the night sky was the World's national park for thousands of years. Now billionaires are building into it, changing its very appearance, without asking anyone's permission."
Astronomers in Chile, observing with the Dark Energy Camera ( DECam ) could have their images marred by Starlink satellites crossing the sky. This inhibits the camera's ability to collect data. Astronomer, Clarae Martinez-Vazquez, at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, who has been observing with the DECam, witnessed a trail of Starlink satellites crossing the sky: "The train of Starlink satellites lasted for over five minutes!! Rather depressing... This is not cool!" she said.
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brian livesey wrote:Amateur and professional astronomers alike continue to express concern about satellite swarms currently being launched by SpaceX. Cumbrian astronomer and author Stuart Atkinson in Kendal is urging people to go outside and appreciate the night sky because "soon it will be a motorway up there, and there'll be no escape from it anywhere. ... the night sky was the World's national park for thousands of years. Now billionaires are building into it, changing its very appearance, without asking anyone's permission."
Astronomers in Chile, observing with the Dark Energy Camera ( DECam ) are having images heavily affected by Starlink satellites crossing the skies. This inhibits the camera's ability to collect data. Astronomer, Clarae Martinez-Vazquez, at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, who has been observing with the DECam, witnessed a trail of Starlink satellites crossing the sky: "The train of Starlink satellites lasted for over five minutes!! Rather depressing... This is not cool!" she said.

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Agreed................ sorry
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