Satellites cause light pollution.

From: Russell Eberst (
Date: Sat Feb 22 2003 - 05:31:55 EST

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    Tony wrote:
    Astronomers using wide field telescopes ( like the UK Schmidt at Siding
    Spring mountain ) ,have been complaining for 20 years.
    Yes, back in 1976 I had a top quality photographic plate rejected because
    there was a comet in the middle of the photo that was obscuring the view
    of the distant stars. Now that's the kind of light-pollution I could
    live with!
    Best wishes,
    Russell  Eberst
    55.9486N,   3.1383W,  150 feet = 46 metres above MSL
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