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plicoptorol

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Re: Approaching neighbors about their bright light
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2018, 09:29:42 PM »
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If it means less consternation and solves the intrusion, light shield (tarp) FTW. Just make it tall enough it covers above the dew shield.

My experiments are showing that the tarp can act as a giant dewshield.
I mean that the tarp should be tall enough it extends above the dew shield on the telescope to avoid incidental light intrusion from the local terrestrial source.

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Re: Approaching neighbors about their bright light
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2018, 03:38:31 AM »

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Re: Approaching neighbors about their bright light
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2018, 10:52:00 AM »
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http://www.dailymail...eeping-tom.html

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Without even reading the article, I'd note that a properly made and used light shield also reduces the likelihood someone will complain about the errant astronomer being a peeping tom.

In fact, thanks for the reminder (if indeed my suspicion is correct) . My current setup area is directly in line with a neighbors home facing his bedroom. Although my wall is ~6-1/2 ft tall I intend to make an additional ~2 foot tall extender facing his bedroom to block any direct light from my activities, which will also help keep from any feelings on his part that I'm a lurid freak looking to spy. I probably ought to make getting that thing installed a priority before any confusion sets in.

I can't really comment on the article, (I'm not terribly interested in reading it) although based on the title and presuming his innocence, I suspect he could have avoided the allegation had he used a light shield to block direct viewing of nearby apartments.