Post by Lynn McGuire
Over The Hedge: the new stars
Oh wow, no freaking way all those could could be as bright as stars, right ?
When in final orbit, they are 4th to 7th magnitude, and can be seen with the naked eye under good Conditions.
However, depending on latitude and time of year, they are only in sunlight for a limited period
after sunset and before dawn.
Painting them black would play hobb with their thermal regulation: they'd overheat. A better approach may actually be to mirrorize their surfaces, which would make them invisible most of the time, with occasional flashes.