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    Default Re: How many of you can see the Milky Way at night? Part II



    Nope. Even following the windstorm of Dec. 1 2011, when I and many dozens (hundreds?) of thousands of my neighbors were without power for over a week, I couldn't see it.

    The only Milky Way visible here is in the candy aisle.
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    Default Re: How many of you can see the Milky Way at night? Part II

    Quote Originally Posted by KT4HX View Post
    That is a wonderful experience Mike. Enjoy the opportunity you have to live under such pristeen conditions, as I am sure it will provide you with an abundance of amazing views.
    Thank you kind sir! Not sure if you caught my pic I was able to get over the weekend in the AP forum of the Tarantula Nebula on the fringe of the LMC... Ordered a .5x reducer; and planning to spend as much time as possible shooting into the Magellanics and anywhere else tantalizingly 'southern'... where I will realistically never see again thru a scope in my lifetime.

    Quote Originally Posted by pon721 View Post
    The Milky way is doing just fine here in Southern Nevada.Well away from Las Vegas out in the desert,14 miles from California state line.
    That's AWESOME! DM & Nellis were on my list of places to go when I return from out here- and pretty much anywhere in TX where clear, dark skies & wide-open spaces are not too far away. Being a CA boy, being close to CA (but not IN CA lol) would be great! I think AZ would be the bees' knees since I'm moving toward being an astronomy professor when my military service comes to its end.

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    Default Re: How many of you can see the Milky Way at night? Part II

    Quote Originally Posted by chartram View Post
    Thank you kind sir! Not sure if you caught my pic I was able to get over the weekend in the AP forum of the Tarantula Nebula on the fringe of the LMC... Ordered a .5x reducer; and planning to spend as much time as possible shooting into the Magellanics and anywhere else tantalizingly 'southern'... where I will realistically never see again thru a scope in my lifetime.

    I just did Mike, and it was an amazing sight, excellent job! I've never been far enough south to see the Magellanics or Tuc 47 for that matter. I have seen Omega Centauri and the Eta Carinae Nebula however, and found them stunning sights even in my AR127 from about 19°N. I really loved seeing Crux hanging over my dark and flat southern horizon. A simple, yet elegant constellation.
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    Default Re: How many of you can see the Milky Way at night? Part II

    Quote Originally Posted by KT4HX View Post
    I just did Mike, and it was an amazing sight, excellent job! I've never been far enough south to see the Magellanics or Tuc 47 for that matter. I have seen Omega Centauri and the Eta Carinae Nebula however, and found them stunning sights even in my AR127 from about 19°N. I really loved seeing Crux hanging over my dark and flat southern horizon. A simple, yet elegant constellation.
    Thank you Alan!!! The 'tweaked' image is a few posts down after getting some mentorship from Dan regarding the green channel lol!
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    Default Re: How many of you can see the Milky Way at night? Part II

    I can see it from my back yard, although it is getting harder to see due to more people installing flood lights on the back of their house. It was perfect when a transformer exploded and all the lights went out. If I could only coordinate that with the power company once in awhile it would be great.

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    Default Re: How many of you can see the Milky Way at night? Part II

    "it is getting harder to see due to more people installing flood lights on the back of their house"


    If the glare from the light is spilling into your yard and is a nuisance, it is called light trespass. You can mention this to your neighbors:

    What is light trespass? | Light Pollution | Lighting Answers | NLPIP

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    If you approach your neighbors, do it in a friendly manner. Emphasize how better lighting benefits THEM, not you. Tell them that it can save them money and help reduce glare (which creates a safer environment). The astronomy benefits should be mentioned, but later. Also direct them to:

    Light Pollution Compromises Security and Safety

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    Default Re: How many of you can see the Milky Way at night? Part II

    My viewing of the Milky Way a couple of years ago (the first time since I was a kid), got me going on my new and latest Astronomy hobby. I took my family out to a local mountain where an amateur astronomy event was happening and I could not stop staring at the MW. I could stare up at the sky for hours just looking at it. Alas it is not viewable from my home.

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    I have had the privilege of visiting Namibia on numerous occasions. The skies there are amazing. If you go out into the desert you cannot see your hand in front of your face. The Milky Way is a white band. There are several luxury lodges that have telescopes and even resident astronomers. Problem is getting your own equipment there safely (if you do not want to use theirs). See links below.

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    I have 10 acres on top of hill in eastern Wa. I can regularly see the Milky Way. I've always been interested in astronomy but once I bought the property and saw how many stars I could see at night I decided to get a scope.
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