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Non Life Sciences => Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology => Topic started by: GlentoranMark on 11/12/2011 16:04:41

Title: What is the limiting mag in Space and do astronauts suffer light pollution?
Post by: GlentoranMark on 11/12/2011 16:04:41
Hi all, a keen eyed observer on Earth can see down to magnitude 6.0, some very keen eyes can see as low as 6.5 but what mag would an average astronaut see?

Also would they be affected by light pollution like a bright Earth, Moon or Sun? Could an observer see stars very close to the Sun in space? And would staring at the Sun be more dangerous?

Many thanks
Title: What is the limiting mag in Space and do astronauts suffer light pollution?
Post by: syhprum on 11/12/2011 17:44:31
I understand that Hubble is not allowed to look at Mercury in case of accidents but I don't know how close one could view with the naked eye