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LP Map (new to us)

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ramapali:
Sorry if you guys already know it, but some won't

http://www.blue-marb...ightlights/2010

And maybe others will post better. So far we're usin this, which we only found just last week. Thanks

birchzufhyro:
These maps are interesting, and tell quite a story. It looks like Romania, Turkey, Russia, Norway, Sweden, and Ireland might have some good viewing sites.

Ryan Wilton:
I'm wonderin whether they're actual satellite photos, in which case they oughta be about as accurate and detailed as they come.

Ligon Payton:

--- Quote ---These maps are interesting, and tell quite a story. It looks like Romania, Turkey, Russia, Norway, Sweden, and Ireland might have some good viewing sites.
--- End quote ---

Unsurprisingly uninhabited locations such as mountains in Norway/Sweden are quite dark. Also locations with poor infrastructure are dark as well such as Russia, Turkey, Romania, Ukraine, Belarus...

I wouldn't place any bets on Ireland. It looks very light polluted throughout. Better chances in Northern Scotland for example. It is truly a shame to see the light pollution situation in Central Europe..

But consider this, if you're observing from a location that looks black on that map, you're probably getting NELM closer to 7 and SQM readings above 21. There are plenty of those around - at least in Scandinavia...

/Jake

Michael Presley:
Dark is nice, but then so is clear.

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