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Astroboffins may have raged at Elon's emissions staining the sky, but all those satellites will be more boon than bother

Wellyboot Silver badge

Missing the point

>>>if you're outside a city and if the night is clear – and see how many satellites you can count. If you manage one every thirty minutes, you'll be doing well.<<<

Out in my part of the sticks its more like 5 minutes, but that's not the problem.

The naked eye was superseded half a millennium ago by the telescope, add in a time lapse camera for the really dim objects and the light pollution problem from thousands of extra satellites in low orbit will be near terminal.

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