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Quote:Dark skies are a lot more accesible where I currently live in Upstate NY. Supposedly they are freakishly dark in parts of the Adirondack Mountains, I'll have to get up there one day.
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Quote:How is the seeing in upstate NY generally... and are there a lot of clear nights per year? I really like upstate NY, its gorgeous in the autumn especially
Quote:Quote:How is the seeing in upstate NY generally... and are there a lot of clear nights per year? I really like upstate NY, its gorgeous in the autumn especially It depends where. "Upstate" is a big place.
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Quote:Is the atmospheric steadiness ... decent for astronomy?
Quote:Which areas are downwind of Erie and Ontario? Looking at a map, I guess it would be... Michigan, maybe Ohio?
Quote:Any idea how dark it is, or in general how the astronomy is, in and around Albany, Saratoga Springs, or New Paltz?