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East Devon turn all street lights off...

I live in East Devon and since councils with cut back issues having had to save money a pleasant surprise was in store for me.
Every night approximately 01:30hrs every morning they turn off nearly 98% of the nasty horrible street lights!!! YAY!!!
As you can imagine I'm as happy as a pig in **** once everyone in the neighborhood goes to bed. It's truly magical being able to see so much more in the ...
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Back Garden Lighting Advice

We live just outside Leicester but still within the urban "glow".

I want to put a little bit of lighting at the end of our back garden - ours and the neighbours' children pop over a bit of half-fencing there but as the nights draw in they are finding it difficult to see what they are doing.

I don't want a "security" light. I want something that is:

- dark sky friendly/ hooded
- economical ...
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The moon

Since the moon is THE major source of night time light pollution, I propose that we destroy it at once, by bombardment. LCROSS was a good start, but was hardly big enough. Such a step would have the added advantage of stopping that infernal howling of dogs and wolves. But please don't tell Sir Patrick. He might be a bit...miffed.
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Texas was dire last week

Lots of "cloudless" nights but haze meant anything fainter than Mag 2 was out of range.

Just like Milton Keynes a few years ago.
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It's so dark, so dark on the edge of France !

Good news here in the inky black darkness of wild west France !
The local coucil is to sign "La Charte de protection du Ciel Nocturne" which means all the local areas have to follow suit.
Lights out earlier & no uplighting etc.

It's gonna be dark 'round here, REAL dark coz it's pretty dark here deja !

le Keef
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Dark Skies Canada

hi, im adding my 2 sense on light pollution, in northern Canada, we do have awesome skies for astronomy. a 4 inch refractor equals a 10 inch dob from the city, but you can see all the m-objects with binos 50mm. but for the future reference, i will let my astro photos speak for themselves, if it ever stops raining.lol
Does anyone have a test that i could tackle to test if my sky is ...
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Light Pollution?

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?

Gavin

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RE: Universal Studios "ruin astronomy" in Orlando

hi ya all

thats terrible I hope it gets sorted out
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turn out that light

Hi
I am outside observing and its going great and then all of a sudden the garden light turns on right in front of the telescope so I had to go get a
towel from inside and put the towel over the lightbut it was a windy night so It kept blowing of I had nothing to stick down with so I packed up not light pollution BUt it made me think how much light ...
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The worst I have ever seen.

This is what I call Light Pollution...

I took this as we were sailing out of New York on our way to NZ on Jan 13th 2008 at around 2030hrs.

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff8/Vids-an-stuff/IMG_1069.jpg

It looks beautiful but I wouldn't want to try and do any astronomy from there.
It was so bright that I managed to hand-hold and take this (and several more) at night, as it started to rain, from the deck of a moving ship. ...
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