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Alex Parker 24 May 19
I know people are excited about those images of the train of SpaceX Starlink satellites, but it gives me pause. They’re bright, and there are going to be a lot of them. If SpaceX launches all 12,000, they will outnumber stars visible to the naked eye.
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Daniel Cincunegui 🧢 25 May 19
Replying to @Alex_Parker
Not a single one will be visible at night. Just near dusk or dawn, which are not good observing times anyway. Also, only a handful will be around at any given location. It's just not a problem.
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Elon Musk
Precisely, sats will be in darkness when stars are visible
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Jim McPherson 25 May 19
Is that because of the extreme low altitude? I get LEO's ruining my astrophotography every single time I shoot.
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James Hatfield 25 May 19
Replying to @mcjamez @elonmusk and 2 others
Shadow of the earth will block sun from shining on them so they’ll be dark.
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Raxxlian 25 May 19
They'll be visible for a short time, around sunset and sunrise, right?
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f_stiebeling 25 May 19
correct but the very low orbit will mostly be covered by earth shadow at night
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Reagan 25 May 19
And for those of us still hoping to catch a view of the Starlink *sat train*... how much longer do you think we’ll have a chance w/ the naked-eye? 🤞✨🌙
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DaHyunJin 25 May 19
Neuralink update soon? ✌🏽❤️
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Sivaraj 25 May 19
How can you spot a refrigerator sized cubes from ~500km?
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Star Tadpole 25 May 19
With telescopes, silly.
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Ad Astra! 25 May 19
You are the 🌟 that always shines!
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⚓ TriNitroTolueno ⚓ 25 May 19
Updates on neuralink? 🙏🏻
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