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Taylor
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Reged: 07/10/05

Loc: Owasso, OK
Re: Worst state or area in the U.S. for astronomy? new [Re: stevetaylor199]
      #5627186 - 01/16/13 10:44 PM

I vote DC Metro/No. Virginia area.
Can only see the very brightest of stars and the planets. Forget about deep sky. That and the high humidity killed my astronomy interest during grad school here (well the lack of time is the #1 culprit).


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Bill Whitehead
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Reged: 07/11/09

Loc: Exit 135 - Garden St Parkway
Re: Worst state or area in the U.S. for astronomy? new [Re: Taylor]
      #5627521 - 01/17/13 07:04 AM

I got you all beat...

This observatory is located within ten miles of the Manhattan light dome, within one mile of MetLife stadium complex (football, basketball and horse racing), and on the flight path of one of the runways for Newark Airport = planes passing over every ten minutes at approx. 1,000 feet.

This must be the worst location for an observatory in the world.

http://www.rst2.edu/meadowlands/marshaccess/observatory2.html

Peace, Bill


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JimMo
I'd Rather Do It Myself


Reged: 01/08/07

Loc: Under the SE Michigan lightdom...
Re: Worst state or area in the U.S. for astronomy? new [Re: Bill Whitehead]
      #5627540 - 01/17/13 07:31 AM

Ding, ding, ding, ding. We have a winner!

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herrointment
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Reged: 03/12/11

Loc: North of Hwy. 64
Re: Worst state or area in the U.S. for astronomy? new [Re: JimMo]
      #5628496 - 01/17/13 05:18 PM

I guess any complaint I may have would pale in comparison.

I would find my dedication wavering under such circumstances.


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Starman81
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Reged: 03/06/08

Loc: Metro Detroit, MI, USA
Re: Worst state or area in the U.S. for astronomy? new [Re: Bill Whitehead]
      #5628584 - 01/17/13 06:07 PM

Quote:

I got you all beat...

This observatory is located within ten miles of the Manhattan light dome, within one mile of MetLife stadium complex (football, basketball and horse racing), and on the flight path of one of the runways for Newark Airport = planes passing over every ten minutes at approx. 1,000 feet.

This must be the worst location for an observatory in the world.

http://www.rst2.edu/meadowlands/marshaccess/observatory2.html

Peace, Bill




I heard the full Moon is a difficult averted vision object from there!


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csrlice12
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Reged: 05/22/12

Loc: Denver, CO
Re: Worst state or area in the U.S. for astronomy? new [Re: Starman81]
      #5629634 - 01/18/13 10:27 AM

Not far away, in Philly, they shined searhlights into the sky to point out all those stars drowned out by light pollution......go figure......

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Pinbout
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Reged: 02/22/10

Loc: nj
Re: Worst state or area in the U.S. for astronomy? new [Re: Bill Whitehead]
      #5629656 - 01/18/13 10:41 AM

Quote:

I got you all beat...

This observatory is located within ten miles of the Manhattan light dome, within one mile of MetLife stadium complex (football, basketball and horse racing), and on the flight path of one of the runways for Newark Airport = planes passing over every ten minutes at approx. 1,000 feet.

This must be the worst location for an observatory in the world.

http://www.rst2.edu/meadowlands/marshaccess/observatory2.html

Peace, Bill





Mondays and Weds. I'll have to stop by to see what they got. should get a good view of jupiter...


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csrlice12
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Reged: 05/22/12

Loc: Denver, CO
Re: Worst state or area in the U.S. for astronomy? new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5629847 - 01/18/13 12:14 PM

All I know is CLEAR DARK SKIES IN COLORADO TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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hbanich
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Reged: 06/17/05

Loc: Portland, Oregon
Re: Worst state or area in the U.S. for astronomy? new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5630166 - 01/18/13 04:02 PM

As far as cloud cover goes, here are the top 20 cloudiest cities in the US:

http://www.aeb-e-presskit.org/130110cities.html

I live in Portland and can attest to the incessant cloud cover, but we’re ranked only number 5…


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csrlice12
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Reged: 05/22/12

Loc: Denver, CO
Re: Worst state or area in the U.S. for astronomy? new [Re: hbanich]
      #5630203 - 01/18/13 04:19 PM

Someone explain to me why "The 10 Cloudiest US Cities" is on an Egg website (yep, eggs, the chicken kind). First time I saw it, how is it they got a copy of the study and we didn't?????

Now on Cloudy Nights: Which came first--the chicken or the egg???????


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JIMZ7
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Reged: 10/22/05

Loc: S.E.Michigan near DTW
Re: Worst state or area in the U.S. for astronomy? new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5633743 - 01/20/13 06:36 PM

Now--is the cloudiest U.S. cites ranked for both daylight and nightime hours?

Jim


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Brett Carlson
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Reged: 12/12/11

Loc: Rochester, NY
Re: Worst state or area in the U.S. for astronomy? new [Re: uniondrone]
      #5653762 - 01/31/13 07:57 AM

Rochester NY is no better! I blame a newly refigured 16" mirror for the month and a half of cloudyness! I was able to see Jupiter and M42 for a brief few minutes but that has been it!

It can't last forever right? It has to clear up sometime!


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JoeR
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Reged: 03/07/10

Loc: Columbus, OH
Re: Worst state or area in the U.S. for astronomy? new [Re: Brett Carlson]
      #5653896 - 01/31/13 09:26 AM

Got to be Ohio. We had zero clear nights all this month and February looks to be the same.

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csrlice12
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Reged: 05/22/12

Loc: Denver, CO
Re: Worst state or area in the U.S. for astronomy? new [Re: JoeR]
      #5653904 - 01/31/13 09:30 AM

Supposed to be clear in Denver tonight, must be why I pulled a muscle in my back last night!!

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