While shooting astrophotography over the past couple of nights, I saw a strange line of bright dots traveling across the sky. It may be bit difficult to understand the whole story behind this but it provided an intense satisfaction.
A satellite tracker in the Netherlands has captured a stunning video of dozens of SpaceX Starlink satellites passing overhead. Launched together late last week, the chain of satellites looked like a giant, brightly lit train in the night sky
Marco Langbroek, a satellite tracker and astronomer, spotted this Starlink satellites from a tracking station located in Netherlands.
Last week SpaceX launched 60 Starlink telecommunication satellites with the goal to eventually create ultra-fast internet services around the world. To the eye, the 60 satellites appear as a “moving train” of moderately faint stars.
We all have this questions in mind that it’s impossible to view this train from Cities, here I present you a solution which came out to be very exciting for me and my gang!
We went to these AstroCamp, very creatively designed properties to view the sky related phenomenons and OMG! We all were surprised to witness the huge blanket of stars.According to Space.com, the satellites are not quite bright enough to be visible to the naked eye, and once they further disperse, they should get slightly dimmer again. We have to be at a location that will make them appear, not doubt a little dimmer.Some observers have reported that a few of the satellites in the train have appeared brighter.
But naked eye is not everything when it comes to the needs of astronomers. A magnitude of +6 is generally considered to be the threshold of naked eye visibility under a dark, clear sky.
As the satellites revolve around Earth at 90 minute intervals, they should appear less “bunched” together and may actually get a bit fainter.
“SpaceX has done all the right things in relation to de-orbit, and avoiding collisions … How this works out with such a massive number of new satellites is something we’ll have to see.”