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    Here's an example of how satellites can mess up astroimaging.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_DhmfrSq54

    And those are just the geosynchronous ones. I have another image of the Dumbell Nebula that has a great streak through it from a satellite.

    Of course the Hubble and the upcoming Webb telescopes will have made amateur astrophotography obsolete anyhow.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2020
     
    What population of earth are astronomers and how many people benefit from satellites nowadays?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2020
     
    Virtual Telescope Project confirms 2020 AV2— the first asteroid found to move entirely inside the orbit of Venus.

    https://phys.org/news/2020-01-virtual-telescope-av2-asteroid-orbit.html
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    Posted By: TrimWhat population of earth are astronomers


    Many fewer than in the past, even though it (astronomy) is arguably the mother of all sciences.

    and how many people benefit from satellites nowadays?


    Oh, lots and lots of people. Mother belongs in a nursing home anyway; the future belongs to the youts!
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      CommentAuthoralsetalokin
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2020 edited
     
    Posted By: TrimVirtual Telescope Project confirms 2020 AV2— the first asteroid found to move entirely inside the orbit of Venus.

    https://phys.org/news/2020-01-virtual-telescope-av2-asteroid-orbit.html


    Awww... isn't that cute! A itty bitty baby planetlet. Let's just hope ums stays in ums crib where ums belongs, hmmm? That's a good likkle stroid.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2020
     
    Posted By: TrimWhat population of earth are astronomers and how many people benefit from satellites nowadays?


    One hundred percent benefit from astronomy because it increases the store of knowledge available to humans. Fewer make any use at all of satellites and it is debatable if there is any net benefit to this group.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2020
     
    Contentious but I concede the point.
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    Slippery slope
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    Stars that Mysteriously Disappear
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeLuc4o59No

    No, nothing to do with Starlink lol
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2020
     
    Posted By: TrimContentious but I concede the point.


    Thank you. A noble gesture and alas becoming rarer on the 'trap.
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    Pot. Kettle. Bang!
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2020 edited
     
    +ꝏ
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2020
     
    Never mind, you lot. If you manage a Noble Gesture I will acknowledge it too.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2020
     
    Bollock.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2020
     
    SorryTM. That doesn't make the Noble Gesture standard.
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    Do you think the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki benefited from the increase in knowledge that led to the atom bomb?
    Most benefit from new knowledge but 100% is benefit is just not possible.
    Too many people with diverse needs.
    consider the automobile it put the buggy whip factories out of business.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2020
     
    You are obviously not into S & M.
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    For sure but then I am not British
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2020
     
    You poor thing.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2020
     
    It's a good point, but much the same can be said about all knowledge. Would we then be justified in saying there that there is some understanding of Nature that is not worth having?