Switch to mobile style

Light Pollution?

A place to discuss the dreaded orange glow

Light Pollution?

Postby tarqs101 » Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:13 am

Hi all,

took some 30 sec exposures last night and was amazed by how orange everything was. Is this from the lights in the park behind our house?


Posts: 18
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:51 pm

RE: Light Pollution?

Postby sftonkin » Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:20 am

Yes, but not only them; the general orange skyglow, mostly visible off clouds, is due to hundreds of poorly-designed streetlights.

Here is a shot of Orion rising through the "aurora" of Bournemouth and Poole (taken from Badbury Rings -- scan of old Fujichrome slide, hence the green tinge):

Posts: 2826
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:22 pm

Return to Light Pollution

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest