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The Starlink Situation

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from Sky and Telescope:
https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astrono ... astronomy/

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"Starlink and other megaconstellation satellites pose a real problem to astronomy of every stripe — from backyard stargazing to professional astronomy."

"By now many of us have seen the photo of the Starlink satellite train launched by SpaceX crossing the field of view of a professional telescope, and perhaps also the video of Starlinks interfering with a meteor-monitoring video camera.

The shots are dramatic — even shocking — but they’re also a bit misleading. The real problems that Starlink and other so-called megaconstellation satellites pose are actually more insidious." >quote
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Just to note that discussion of this topic has today made an appearance in the BBC Main News programs
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Re: The Starlink Situation

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Just for info, although you may already know, They have been making visible UK passes last few nights. I saw about a dozen on 25th, although not good seeing conditions. Last 2 nights have been clouded out. I believe they are due again tonight (28th) at 17:38 travelling SW to E. That may not be totally accurate, when I saw them they were 8 minutes late and SSW to E.
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Re: The Starlink Situation

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Starlink satellite 19-29M (#44246) has a perigee of 257 km. and will burn up
in January or February.
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