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    Default Rock n roll Ain't Light Pollution, but.....



    my backyard doesn't know that. Two huge factors make it hard for me to have some decent viewing ( yeah, I know, preaching to the choir):

    1) Trees and 2) I live in an orange Bortles zone.

    I know the towel over the head trick, but are there any recommendations to increase the viewing experience with filters, types of EPs or scopes that will increase my chances of better viewing. BESIDES taking a scope 50 miles from here, which is not an option on a daily basis.
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    Default Re: Rock n roll Ain't Light Pollution, but.....

    Towel (or inverted t-shirt) over the head, an eyepatch to jumpstart and maintain dark adaptation (when consulting chart or app), and some light shields made of tarp and frame to block street and porch lights. That coupled with choosing reasonable targets for the conditions and aperture, you'll do ok.
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    Default Re: Rock n roll Ain't Light Pollution, but.....

    Thanks, Bryan. I never tried the light shields the last time out, so I will definitely work something up this time.
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    Default Re: Rock n roll Ain't Light Pollution, but.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Buckethead View Post
    Thanks, Bryan. I never tried the light shields the last time out, so I will definitely work something up this time.
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    Default Re: Rock n roll Ain't Light Pollution, but.....

    You know, the trees here must be sucking up Miracle-Gro from the nearby reservoir. They've grown exponentially! I'd cut 'em down but they're too dang big, I'd end up looking like the wicked witch of the west, or was it east? I digress.....

    Maybe I should just flood the driveway this winter and have my own ice capades instead. Lol

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    Without saying too much. Someone cut down trees at one side of their garden but left others standing in order to block someones sky view. What they did not realise was it was a godsend, the trees actually block out the street lights. Also, as the heavens rise from the east and the trees are in the west, it worked out perfect
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    Oh to have such malicious neighbors, I envy you, my friend !
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    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    Towel (or inverted t-shirt) over the head, an eyepatch to jumpstart and maintain dark adaptation (when consulting chart or app), and some light shields made of tarp and frame to block street and porch lights. That coupled with choosing reasonable targets for the conditions and aperture, you'll do ok.
    Actually, Bryan, I may not need to construct light shields, as the only direction I get street and porch light issues is from the East. That angle is blocked by my shed, so that's a possibility. However, that would raise yet another issue in the winter. It would require keeping a 25' path clear of snow. Ugggh !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckethead View Post
    Actually, Bryan, I may not need to construct light shields, as the only direction I get street and porch light issues is from the East. That angle is blocked by my shed, so that's a possibility. However, that would raise yet another issue in the winter. It would require keeping a 25' path clear of snow. Ugggh !
    While you're at it, I have about 1/4 acre of overgrown weeds and such...
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    Video assisted astronomy EAA. When viewing in LP it is magic.
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