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Looking for an observation site

Postby shawn.belton@btinternet.com » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:18 pm

Hi,

I am quite new to astronomy I have done some observing from my back garden but most of the sky is blocked out the house and as the local council has put in new lights LED bright ones too it is getting very difficult to see anything.

So I am looking for a site away from the house. What is the best way of finding a site and does any one know any good ones in the Falkirk area?
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Re: Looking for an observation site

Postby Gfamily2 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:10 pm

Hi and welcome

There's a light pollution map that's pretty useful
https://www.lightpollutionmap.info

And there's also the Go Stargazing website that has a map of recommended locations as well as events (club meetings etc) that might be of interest.

https://gostargazing.co.uk/where-to-go-stargazing/
Hope this helps.
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Re: Looking for an observation site

Postby Graeme1858 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:15 pm

Hello Shawn

Welcome to the forum.

I don't know much about Falkirk but they will do at the Association of Falkirk Astronomers. Their web site is here:

http://www.sandyloan.f2s.com/

Shame about your home location skies but I'm sure the AFA will know where to go to get a better view!

Regards

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