Further on the above, many of the other satellites are geostationary, they don't move WRT the earth's surface. This causes a single point ligth reflection. The Starlink satellites are in low orbit which means they're constantly moving and cause long streaks in telescope images, instead of points.
Another issue is orbit height. Geosynchronous orbit is a stationary high orbit at just over 22,000 miles above Earth's equator. Starlink satellites are at a few hundred miles which makes them much larger to the eye and more visible.
Put it another way. Musk is a disturber. He shows no respect for anything or anybody as his car in outer space stunt proved. No one who studies the skies for pleasure or for professional reasons is happy with his plans to orbit these satellites.
Except that he has yet to make any money. His businesses are kept afloat by rich investors who can afford to lose huge amounts of money on the gamble that he will make money at some future date and others who expect to cash out by speculating on share value. He is also a perfect example of high tech privilege, people who think they are above the law and most common sense business practices. It could all come crashing down at any time if investor confidence in and sentiment for high risk tech projects changes.
I really had to struggle to see these satellites away from the city where it's real dark, back in December. In the meantime, they've been working to make them less visible. I've not even noticed them since then - in the city.
Planes flying overheard were much more visible - and occur all night, not just in the hours after sunset and before sunrise.
Right and they won't be small bright little pinpoint spots. They'll be long streaks running through your camera/image eclipsing the stars behind them. Won't be nice. A new form of visual night pollution.
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