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Joe Maillet

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Re: Whats the light pollution you see from your house?
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2018, 05:23:33 AM »
Hey nytecam, You can come to my place because I have no LP at all and probably mag 8-10 skies.  The only thing that gets in my way is the crazy Georgia humidity.  I have resided myself to the fact that fall and winter are the only good times to view here.

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Re: Whats the light pollution you see from your house?
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2018, 07:37:51 AM »
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I have no LP at all and probably mag 8-10 skies.
  Thanks Eric - now this is getting silly with <strong class="bbc">mag 8-10 skies[/b] - just bring mark-one eyeball and no need for a scope then

Carl Hanks

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Re: Whats the light pollution you see from your house?
« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2018, 03:31:24 AM »
Yeah,  it's 'Bortle Class' -1  Only kidding, Eric.

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Re: Whats the light pollution you see from your house?
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2018, 07:13:09 AM »
This handheld shot is looking due East toward the front of my home.  The glow above the house is from the main boulevard about 8 blocks away.  The house is illuminated by the high pressure sodium street light across the street.   Yes, it's Moon and Planets only from this location.  When this house was built back in 1973 you could see M-81/82 naked eye on a good night.  How fast we grow lumens!

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Re: Whats the light pollution you see from your house?
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2018, 10:44:40 AM »
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<p class="citation">QuoteI have zero light pollution....No other lights around, except a couple yard lights quite some distance away, maybe 8-10 miles. Carol
  Carol - I'm gonna vote we send some of the 60M folk in tiny UK to come and stay in your zone for awhile and I'd predict the won't like the dark  [/quote]

They would like the cold Winters, much less!

Carol

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Re: Whats the light pollution you see from your house?
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2018, 09:33:11 PM »
Some contrasting conditions in this thread!

Sadly, mine are in amongst the worst. I live between two cities in the Midlands of the UK, right on the border of red and yellow pollution levels as displayed on this page:
http://www.cpre.org....on-in-your-area

And that's just the ambient area conditions. My house is a 100 year old semi-detached on a "moneyed working class" street typical of that era (i.e. private houses packed in pretty close near the town centre). My back yard is overlooked by the windows of other houses, and very few people bother with blinds or curtains (the people directly behind have amazingly bright indoor lighting). All the neighbours have "security" / yard lights that are left on for extended periods. A new medical centre was recently built two streets away that is massively floodlit all night.

It's basically hopeless.

A 25 mile drive is needed just to get to the mid-blue levels in the link above. It's at least 70 miles to any dark-blue possibility. Note how much the light pollution has increased in the seven year period separating the maps - and that the most recent map is seven years old...

Either Carol can feel free to adopt me. Or both - I have a car.

Todd Vann

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Re: Whats the light pollution you see from your house?
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2018, 12:38:04 AM »
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I have zero light pollution...

Carol, I saw this and thought of you:
http://apnews.myway..../D8R820QO0.html

Even though the <em class="bbc">meeja drone can't help himself but report it as a problem, the piece is actually covering a sustained economic success story in Montana.

So <strong class="bbc">now[/b] is the time to start the campaign for preserving dark skies, otherwise it'll suddenly be too late. Seeing as a big part of the boom seems to be related to the environmental beauty of the state, this seems like a good angle to follow.

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Re: Whats the light pollution you see from your house?
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2018, 02:51:10 AM »
Tonk, I'm sorry to hear you fell into your pier excavation, but looking at your avatar, I guess you're well prepared for such eventualities. Try digging deeper, it's bound to go eventually! Joe