Post by davy.... Shirva.. on Jun 9, 2019 7:55:02 GMT
The starlink project is going to have a massive impact on ground based Astronomy,, mainly on us little folk with backyard telescopes,, a lot of astronomy may be lost to us due to the implementation of starlink. It's a hard enough hobby just having to contend with bad weather, but on the plus side there has been a lot of technology advancement in the last eight years since I personally joined the hobby.
So I think with the starlink starting off we should document how it affects us.
What impact it has on us personally, can you still do your hobby with the equipment you had previously starlink,, what changes to equipment and techniques you have changed since starlink deployment at the start and with increasing satellite deployment.
I have made a starlink section,, and as starlink develops our findings may be of use to other astronomers
Post by vondragonnoggin on Jun 9, 2019 10:05:14 GMT
This is great. Thanks for including where we can document the affect is has as the number of satellites increase. I use an app called Luminos that gets updated frequently with satellite info. I’ll be checking to see if they start updating Starlink sat info. Maybe someone that uses Sky Safari, Starry Night, Stellarium, or other planetarium software can do the same.
The app also has ability to add your own observing notes. Will start updating notes when I see satellites pass through FOV for particular objects within a certain amount of time. The claim is that these LEO sats won’t be reflective at night but only during dusk and dawn. There is a succession of launches that will also place satellites in medium earth orbits. Documenting actual interference maybe will help to get changes done to make this less of an impact.