On the Impact of Satellite Constellations on Astronomical Observations with ESO telescopes in the Visible and Infrared Domains

@article{Hainaut2020OnTI,
  title={On the Impact of Satellite Constellations on Astronomical Observations with ESO telescopes in the Visible and Infrared Domains},
  author={O. Hainaut and A. P. Williams},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
  year={2020}
}
  • O. Hainaut, A. P. Williams
  • Published 2020
  • Environmental Science, Physics
  • arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
The effect of satellite constellations on observations in the visible and IR domains is estimated, considering 18 constellations in development by SpaceX, Amazon, OneWeb, and others, with over 26,000 satellites, constituting a representative distribution. This study uses a series of simplifications and assumptions to obtain conservative, order-of-magnitude estimates of the effects. The number of illuminated satellites from the constellations above the horizon ranges from ~1600 right after… Expand
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