Scopes: 190mm SW Mak-Newt @ f/5.3 & 90mm SV Raptor Triplet @ f/7Cameras: Atik 383L+ mono w/ EFW2 FW with Astrodon filters & Canon XSi 450D (Modded)Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO mount guided with QHY5 KWIQ guiderSoftware: Sequence Generator Pro; PixInsight; Photoshop CS5Best investment: Stone Garden Observatory - Bortle 4 (Green)
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Quote:Wonder if this will be more of a gimmick? In the meantime, I'll just peer skyward with my good old eyes to estimate magnitude and compare results with my astro buddies. KISS principle.
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Quote:Norbert, That sounds like a really good app that'll have great effects on reducing light pollution. I can't wait to try it out.
Quote:You're right, the app won't magically reduce light pollution. But, it gives you easy access to data that can be used to aid the cause. And, if the app is priced right, it'll give us access to many more data points than we've had easy access to in the past. Finally, I'm assuming it's tied into some IDA database. This allows the IDA to gather local decentralized data from anyone with an Android/iOS device. That's a huge number of people these days. Even if you take into account AA's are a small number of those people, I guarantee you that the majority of us are using smart phones... ready access to volunteers to collect data is nice.
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Quote:Unfortunately municipalities will not turn off street lights on a wholesale basis. Too much liability after some knucklehead kills themselves on a road and their family sues the city/county because the road was "unsafe". There are whole divisions set up to handle exactly these issues.
Quote:With the wide field of view, how do you account for the brightness of the Milky Way (or lack of same) in the field?
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