astrophotography – Arcs in stacked star field

The length of the arcs (compared to the very short trailing of the actual star images over each 30 second exposure) suggests that these are trails of actual moving objects.

Welcome to the Starlink era. While your phone isn’t (yet) set up to use the Starlink network for communication, it appears it’s well capable of detecting the satellites by their reflected light.

I can’t be certain these are Starlink birds, of course — but they’re very numerous, in low enough orbits to move significantly in 30 seconds, and even the newer, “darker” ones reflect enough light to make them comparable in brightness to dimmer stars.

This kind of thing is why some astronomers have been complaining (since the second or third Starlink launch) that this network and its competitor(s) would be the end of ground-based astronomy, even as we approach the ability to build telescopes (or telescope networks) capable of resolving surface features on exoplanets.

astrophotography – Strikes in staked star field

Stacking by Sequator 100 dng photos of night sky taken with a smartphone resulted in a (beautiful, I would say) populated star field where undesired arc strikes are seen all over the field.
It is like as the program treated the vast majority of stars as wanted, while (perhaps the less brighter) others are just rendered as they moved along the 100 frames period.

Align stars was chosen then accumulation.

Is this a common problem using Sequator, or at least happened to some of you? Is there any trivial setting or way to redo the stacking?

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What causes the multiple instances of the same object (star or planet) that appears on this photo?

On a photo I took, there seems to be multiple instances of the same object, is it a result of my low quality camera and lens, or something else?a

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plotting – Getting error while introducing star symbol

I am interested in creating a star symbol in Mathematica. But I am getting some error saying Nonatomic expression expected at position 1 in First. How to over come this error. I am using Mathematica 12.2 version in ubuntu 18.

star = First[
    ExportString[Style["✶", FontSize -> 16], "PDF"], 
    "PDF", "TextMode" -> "Outlines"]]]
emptyhex = 
 Graphics[{EdgeForm[{Thickness[.1], Black}], White, star}, 
  ImageSize -> 30]
filledhex = Graphics[{EdgeForm[], Black, star}, ImageSize -> 30]

automata – Star notation for context-free language alphabet?

It is equivalent (usually, otherwise it would be explicitly stated).

The “star-operation” is called a Kleene-star, and it is an operation that basically takes the set and creats the set of all combinations of items from the original set. In the example of ${0,1}$, we would have that ${0,1}^*={0^{k_1}1^{k_2}0^{k_3}dotsmid k_1,k_2,dotsin mathbb{N}}$, and intuitively speaking, this is the set of all words created from the alphabet ${0,1}$. This obviously is also true for any other alphabet $Sigma$ you wod want.

dnd 5e – Is the star chart a material component for the Guidance and Guiding Bolt spells from the Circle of Stars druid’s Star Map feature?

It must be held in hand, but it is unclear if it counts as a material component.

The feature description is clear that you must be holding the star chart:

While holding this map:

But, this does not necessarily make it a material component. The Artificer’s spellcasting feature explicitly tells us that all Artificer spells have a material component:

You produce your artificer spell effects through your tools. You must have a spellcasting focus—specifically thieves’ tools or some kind of artisan’s tool—in hand when you cast any spell with this Spellcasting feature (meaning the spell has an ‘M’ component when you cast it).

It is unclear if this applies uniquely to the Artificer, or if the same logic applies to the Stars druid as well. This rule for the Artificer seems to set up a definition that may be applicable elsewhere. That is, that a requirement to hold something in hand to cast the spell means the spell has a material requirement.

It’s up to the DM.