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String of satellites.

Started by astronome, 04/09/2020 03:24AM
Posted 04/09/2020 03:24AM Opening Post
OK this is the second night I've seen this,a string of satellites one right after another, Tonight they were coming from the west about 10 degrees apart and disappearing around the north star must have seen 10 in a row. Am I nuts or seeing things or what ?
Posted 04/09/2020 04:12PM #1
Originally Posted by William Fox
OK this is the second night I've seen this,a string of satellites one right after another, Tonight they were coming from the west about 10 degrees apart and disappearing around the north star must have seen 10 in a row. Am I nuts or seeing things or what ?
Nope, you're not seeing things, it's likely the starlink satellites which are screwing things up for major observatories:
https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/14/astronomers-warn-of-worrisome-light-pollution-from-satellite-constellations/
and:
https://astronomy.com/news/2019/06/light-pollution-from-satellites-will-get-worse-but-how-much
Posted 04/10/2020 12:08AM #2
Thank you very much,I'll have to look this up.