Only under very specific circumstances will stars be visible by eye, or a
regular digital or film camera. The very clever optics of the new space-
based telescopes allow for the capturing and conversion of energies that
are normally invisible.
I think your to much of a moving target to debate with. You give me link to demostrate your ionisphere science and I inform you, all your graphics and math, are in the wrong dirrection, of constructive interference. You then reverse coarse and call for destructive interference. And call upon Mile Mathus to save your concept.
You tried practical science, it fails, so you shoot for Miles.
There are astronaults who see the stars if they have sense enough to turn down the cabin lights let their eyes adjust and and be in a non-glare external environment. You think every one of thoes flight jockies care about seeing the stars? Funny only the ones that actualy care, know how to find the simple conditions to do so.
If the ionosphere were a factor for creating visible star light, the stars should get dimmer with altitude but they are brighter;
"My God, the stars are everywhere: above me on all sides, even below me somewhat, down there next to that obscure horizon."
-Astronaut Mike Collins from Gemini X, July 1966.
Musgrave: The view of the heavens: the stars are brighter and you see the entire celestial sphere.On an EVA, your helmet is fairly panoramic. But if you don't think about having these experiences they won't happen to you.
Science Officer and Flight Engineer Edward T. Lu wrote this:
After turning off the lights, it takes a few minutes for your eyes to adapt to the dark, and slowly the stars get more and more distinct. These past couple of weeks the moon has been close to a new moon, so without the light from the moon, the stars seem even brighter.
The view is something close to what you might see on a very dark mountaintop on a very clear night. Only better..
The bright red dot of the planet Mars has been a great sight recently, with Earth and Mars being very close now (relatively speaking). Here in low Earth orbit, we aren't significantly closer than you are on the ground to Mars, but without the atmosphere to look through it makes it clearer and brighter. It is bright enough that even when we are on the lit side of the Earth, and with all the lights on inside, it is clearly visible against the black background of space
So after your conclusion, I state mine. You have failed to connect the dots IMO.