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I agree

See how SpaceX Starlink is going to ruin our hobby :(

rodolgo-outlook
20 Mar, 2020 14:11
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I've posted on my Astrobin page a single frame from a capture session of M106 2 nights ago.
See by yourselves.
https://astrob.in/tv03mn/B/
Edited 20 Mar, 2020 14:11
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UnendlicheWeiten
20 Mar, 2020 15:13
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Do you know if the SpaceX Starlink satellites are also detectable by the ccd-sensor when they are not reflecting the sunlight down to earth?
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Rich-sky
20 Mar, 2020 16:13
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Do you know if the SpaceX Starlink satellites are also detectable by the ccd-sensor when they are not reflecting the sunlight down to earth?


The image of Mr Rodolphe is the answer to your question

Clear skies
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ShaneH
01 Jun, 2020 08:32
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That's pretty nasty, things can only get worse from here 
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Rorry
01 Jun, 2020 08:47
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Some time ago i was watching Wall-E with my son, together with the space-link news... felt like we are heading that way. Satellites orbiting and cluttering the night sky. i know it is just an animation, but hopefully it will not get this bad.
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carastro
01 Jun, 2020 09:47
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My Astro chums are confident that stacking software will be able to process these out, I hope they are right, otherwise we will all be sitting on a lot of useless expensive equipment.

Carole
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Clocki
01 Jun, 2020 17:35
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I agree that it's not nice but in the end you are totally fine when using median stacking methods. Like "median kappa sigma clipping" in DSS. Bright outlier pixels from planes or satellites have close to no effect on your final pictures then. The above method is my standard one. As I live close to a city with a huge airport, I sometimes have planes in every third frame. But no issues in the final image.

But in the end you are right as you have less choices for processing your images. I also like the HDR stacking method in DSS. But with this you will find every plane and satellite in your final image. Not too pronounced if you use many lights, but it will be there. So, I'm not able to use it anymore.
Edited 01 Jun, 2020 17:40
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khrrugh
01 Jun, 2020 22:08
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Well, it is true that a good rejection algorithm (like the mentioned 'kappa sigma' ) will erase trails. But keep in mind that SpaceX will launch about 12.000 satellites in its first stage and another 30.000 in the next one if they will not be stopped (at the moment there are about 450 in orbit). That means that nearly any single sub will contain these trails and i doubt that any algorithm (even the often used winsorized clipping in PI) is capable of rejecting these many trails.
Edited 01 Jun, 2020 22:17
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Forrest_Roche
13 Jun, 2020 15:34
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Am I correct to assume these will not show after these orbits are in earth's shadow?  That is, after a certain time after dusk?
Edited 13 Jun, 2020 15:34
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