Quote:I tried this little experiment several years ago, with my then brand new Sky Quality Meter. Under the fairly dark sky at Starfest, I laid a sheet of white paper on the ground. I crouched so as to block the smallest amount of sky, and pointed the meter down at the paper. I got a reading that was pretty close to the average of a number of sky readings.
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Celestron 8SE Dobstuff 13.1": Swayze refigured Coulter mirror, 6 pt mirror cell (2 pt edge support) and CF focuser board made by me StarBlast 4.5 ST80/PortaMount II Zhumell 20x80/Oberwerk 15x70 on a Seronik-style tripod boom mount Hubble Optics 18 inch F/4 mirror.
Quote:Good info! I've long wanted that book, but it's pricey.How about working the conversions and supply a short list of the contributors to sky glow in mag/arcsec\^2? Thanks!