Impact of the SpaceX Starlink Satellites on the Zwicky Transient Facility Survey Observations

@article{Mrz2022ImpactOT,
  title={Impact of the SpaceX Starlink Satellites on the Zwicky Transient Facility Survey Observations},
  author={Przemek Mr{\'o}z and Angel Otarola and Thomas. A. Prince and Richard Dekany and D. Duev and Matthew J. Graham and Steven L. Groom and Frank J. Masci and Michael S. Medford},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2022},
  volume={924}
}
There is a growing concern about an impact of low-Earth-orbit (LEO) satellite constellations on ground-based astronomical observations, in particular, on wide-field surveys in the optical and infrared. The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF), thanks to the large field of view of its camera, provides an ideal setup to study the effects of LEO megaconstellations—such as SpaceX’s Starlink—on astronomical surveys. Here, we analyze the archival ZTF observations collected between 2019 November and 2021… 

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