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#1 JonnyBravo

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 03:00 AM

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 06:49 AM

On a REALLY good night looking up from my front yard. When humidity is higher (and it usually is), the light dome from town extends further and I don't see this.

 

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 06:58 AM

My sky on a dark, clear night.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:02 AM

@JonnyBravo  Nice unobstructed horizon smile.gif   Any issue with the sand and equipment?  Could imagine a bit of wind would not be a good thing.

 

From one of the club observatories last Monday (7/9).   Skies aren't the best.  Faint Milky Way at zenith.  Semi bright in most spots along the horizon.    About what I get at home, only here I have almost a 360 degree view depending on where I set up, can see lower in the skies, no street lights in the distance, and other enthusiasts to observer with and learn from.  

 

The other club observatory is a bit darker, but it is about an hour away as opposed to this being 1/2 hour away.   I plan my trips accordingly. 

 

Looking south.  Was setting up to look at Sagittarius/Scorpio region this night.  There was a bit of haze, but all in all very nice.  Could easily see the very bottom of Scorpio.

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Looking West.  Club 24" in Bkg.

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Edit:  Change Looking East to Looking West... Dang dyslexia wink.gif


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#5 nickcodybarrett

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 06:24 PM

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#6 JonnyBravo

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 03:13 AM

My sky on a dark, clear night.


What exactly am I looking at here, your ceiling?


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 10:58 AM

What exactly am I looking at here, your ceiling?


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Nighttime in the chicago suburbs.


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 04:55 PM

Per color light pollution indicators on

 

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your light pollution is similar to the best I've ever been under - in Angel Fire NM ! ! ! ! So yes, dark sky heaven (well, maybe except for humidity ;) )



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Posted 15 July 2018 - 05:15 PM

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your light pollution is similar to the best I've ever been under - in Angel Fire NM ! ! ! ! So yes, dark sky heaven (well, maybe except for humidity wink.gif )

It's bortle 2. Humidity is awful.


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#10 George N

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 10:16 PM

Here ya go: https://www.flickr.c...eposted-public/
 

No wait.... that was Cherry Springs State Park in PA in June - during the Cherry Springs Star Party.

 

Somebody else reported getting an SQM reading of 21.95 that night.




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