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Old Apr 19, 2013, 10:52 AM   #1
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Default Gorgeous starscapes

Ran across this while checking the weather report. Check out the slideshow from this photographer:
http://www.weather.com/sports-rec/we...p-sky-20130411
Really cool stuff.
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Old Apr 23, 2013, 12:22 PM   #2
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I used to like in Oregon and know all of those places, great photography.
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Old Apr 24, 2013, 3:46 AM   #3
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Too good... What a amazing view. I think we can't even see this much stars in our cities. Great captures.
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they are really good shows what light pollution does
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Old Apr 26, 2013, 8:49 AM   #5
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Great pics.

The biggest problem these days with light pollution is that it is so bad, especially in places like Europe and America's East coast. Whenever I'm in Nevada I spend a few hours in the middle of nowhere admiring in the night sky what most others will never see.
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Old Apr 26, 2013, 10:11 AM   #6
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To see light pollution levels for your area load up Google earth.
Also gives you idea where you might need to go to find dark skies.
(Or contact a local astronomy club, they usually have worked out dark sky observing sites for their members!)

Start Google Earth
.. In layers pallet on left expand "Gallery"
.... In Gallery expand "NASA"
...... In "NASA" expand "Earth City Lights"
...... Under "Earth City Lights" select "Earth City Lights"
Search for your location, it gives you the light pollution map for that location
The deeper blue the darker it is, the brighter yellower the more light polluted the area is.
Then zoom out to find darker locations around you (if any are near by)

Dark skies are measured on the Bortle scale

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