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My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
Quote:Yep, other than the Moon, planets and Sun, I just give up this time of year for viewing here in the yard.
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Quote:Our electricity rates are 2 cents a kilo-watt hour.Everybody and their brother strings Christmas lights everywhere. The local paper prints maps to the most over-the-top displays.Then it snows.....and reflects.Yes, it does affect the sky. I always look forward to the darker skies after the New Year.
ALL my posts should be considered as opinions shaped by MY experiences and understanding of the facts.
Orion Starblast 4.5 inch reflector
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The Mass of Uranus is 86,810,300,000,000,000,000,000,000 kg
Quote:Not much effect at all. They are everywhere in the neighborhood where I live(including on my house) and I noticed no difference at all last year. Anyway, Santa needs 'em to navigate.
Thomas Watson - Author of Mr. Olcott's Skies. Available in paperback and ebook formats. Weblog: Under Desert Stars
Quote:I decorate outdoors for Christmas myself, but my lights go up in early December and come down the first week in January. The trend I'm noticing in the local population - mostly recent city transplants and young families - is the putting up of Christmas lights earlier and earlier and leaving them up, and on, into February. The neighbor just to my north decorates before Thanksgiving and has them lit until AT LEAST the first week of February. A couple of years they left the lawn decorations up so long they became frozen to the ground and remained in place, although unlit, until April!
I ache, therefore I am
Quote:Laws against Christmas lights? Seriously? Quickest way to derail serious efforts aimed at light pollution would be to propose that. Would make us real popular.
12.5" Home built F-4.8 Eq Newt. Lightholder Optics mirror 12'x12' roll-off roof observatory 6" Home built f-6 Newt. w/Dick Wessling mirror on CG-5 Eq. mount. 4.5" Orion Starblast My equipment philosophy... If it ain't broke, fix it anyway.
Quote:A dark sky is a human right...
"Many a night I saw the Pleiads, rising thro' the mellow shade, Glitter like a swarm of fire-flies tangled in a silver braid." Tennyson: Locksley Hall
Quote:A dark sky is a human right, and light pollution affects the whole of the natural world, not just astronomers.
Quote: Christmas is fun and all, but its a relic of the past.
Quote: Quote: Christmas is fun and all, but its a relic of the past. I have no words to even reply to something like this. How very sad to even consider this.
Quote: but you must admit , its a time where things go crazy.Of course, its also attached to something thats not a good sign that as a society, we have progressed.
I've... seen things you people wouldn't believe...Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate...
Eric Old Chinese saying: Be very careful what you wish for You may get it.
KJ6RGY Richard Trost
Quote:It is meant to be taken seriously. Christmas is fun and all, but its a relic of the past. Its a polished image of a symbol of not nice things.Its now also become a symbol of excess where energy prices and cost become a serious concern. Sorry, I would be more han happy without the christmas lights.
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