I was having technical difficulties with my webcam last night. Plus I had to go pick up an alderwoman in town to show her the lights that were not shielded and affecting my observatory. As I pulled up in her driveway, I was greated by one of those offending sodium lights.
I knew I had a hard sell to make. I showed her my back yard and the lights in my neighbor's yards and she said she would see what she could do. The other alternative is the construction of a 30' long 10'high light barier. I can't call it a fence as the town only allows 6' fences. I told her it would be a 6' fence starting 4' off of the ground.
Jack It sounds like it might be cheaper to go ahead and buy the right "light fix" for her so you don't have to build a fence. If she is a reasonable person she might even be grateful for your help in instaling it, and you would be making sure that its instaled in the right manner to not effect your obsevatory. I doubt she would want a six foot fence, four feet of the ground as a view out of her back yard, and its so much easier to get the right light sheilding to give her enough light, and not bother you.
Good luck with that. :flower: Kill her with kindness, is what I always say!
I've given up on the webcam thing. They don't need to see my ugly mug anyway. Now I'm concentrating on the sound department. It is nice not to type while messing with a scope or just wanting to kick back and relax. I think I going to get the Freetalk Wireless Stereo Headset and just be able to chat with you guys. HERE is a review on the headset that I found revealing. This setup would stop all the feed back problems that can happen, its wireless so I could adjust the telescope, walk around the room, or whatever, and its in stereo!
Just a thought