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Quote: Also, are the specifically good spot to go observing from the North County San Diego area?
Quote:Hi all, about a month ago I moved from Wisconsin out to Southern California. I've done a little bit of observing from my apartment just to satisfy a DSO craving and relax a bit. The skies, however, are disappointingly masked by a glowing pink haze so I'm fairly limited with my observing list. Talking to some of the guys at OPT, I understand that there are some fairly dark and steady skies out east in the mountains and desert. My question is, when I go observing out there, it will be fairly remote and I've never observed in the desert before. Are there any things I should take or be aware of concerning safety? Specifically, are there any animals or insects that I should be prepared to deal with and how should I deal with them? Also, are the specifically good spot to go observing from the North County San Diego area? Looking foreword to seeing dark skies again!!
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Quote:If you are in North County San Diego then Palomar Mountain is a great choice. The Orange County Astronomers site is nearby, a little over an hour and twenty minutes away from Oceanside/Vista area. Tierra Del Sol is also great but a little further. It is plenty safe where ever you go out here, especially at the club sites. I often times leave my setup unattended during the day while I go into town and never give it a second thought when I'm at club sites. Feel free to PM me for more info.It is plenty dark in the mountains here, especially when you get to elevation and a marine layer comes in and drowns out all the city lights.
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