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How dark is your sky?

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I live in west London and thought it didn't get much worse than this. Then they put in white led streetlights with one opposite and tilted towards my garden. I could read a book out there now. It's also overlooked by a few neighbours windows and I don't really like that much with the lack of darkness. I haven't been doing much astronomy recently : /

On a more positive note, I may well be moving soon.

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I  was on holiday in Cornwall- 2 miles from Goonhilly. The sky was superb on the one night it was really clear. I have never seen so many stars or the Milky Way so clear! and yet on another night it was just average. Transparency must have a lot to do with this perhaps thin cloud on the not so good occasion.

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I'd forgotten about this thread.

After moving to my new home and waiting for darkness I would say about 1/2 mag darker, just. But it's now darker to the north unfortunately. I hadn't recconed on the huge light dome from Heathrow. I knew it was there but thought it would be better hidden.

Please Borris, trash the place and build your island NOW!

On a slightly more positive note all the local streetlights are LP sodium so can be filtered. The ones on the main road are HP sodium but in full cut-off housings. The only streetlight I can see from my garden I have to go right to the end and on a low mound, where I wouldn't observe from anyway.

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I'd forgotten about this thread.

After moving to my new home and waiting for darkness I would say about 1/2 mag darker, just. But it's now darker to the north unfortunately. I hadn't recconed on the huge light dome from Heathrow. I knew it was there but thought it would be better hidden.

Please Borris, trash the place and build your island NOW!

On a slightly more positive note all the local streetlights are LP sodium so can be filtered. The ones on the main road are HP sodium but in full cut-off housings. The only streetlight I can see from my garden I have to go right to the end and on a low mound, where I wouldn't observe from anyway.

Heathrow is horrid isn't it?!

The only plus for me is that it trashes my view north not south!

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*sigh*

I still remember when, at my old place 5 miles further in to London I could see to mag 5 and the Milky Way was visible, if only faintly.

*cries quietly*

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*sigh*

I still remember when, at my old place 5 miles further in to London I could see to mag 5 and the Milky Way was visible, if only faintly.

*cries quietly*

I hear Wales is beckoning........or maybe Dorset!

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Very lucky here, can see them down to about mag 6. Blessed with dark skies, sadly there covered in a blanket of cloud for most of the time. But it takes at least an hour for my eyes to adapt in order to see them at that magnitude.

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I hear Wales is beckoning........or maybe Dorset!

Wales is looking more attractive by the day. Do I buy a second home now or wait? Dunno.

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Wales is looking more attractive by the day. Do I buy a second home now or wait? Dunno.

You could take the view that property is a fair investment right now (money sat in the bank is just depreciating at the moment....).

Buy the right house and you should have no problems selling it on later. There's always a demand for country properties.

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You could take the view that property is a fair investment right now (money sat in the bank is just depreciating at the moment....).

Buy the right house and you should have no problems selling it on later. There's always a demand for country properties.

There is that thought. I still have two search areas on Rightmove. Unfortunately the cottage with 3.6 acres has finally sold I think. Maybe not too bad as I'm not sure what I'd with all that land, I'm not into smallholding.

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There is that thought. I still have two search areas on Rightmove. Unfortunately the cottage with 3.6 acres has finally sold I think. Maybe not too bad as I'm not sure what I'd with all that land, I'm not into smallholding.

How about the wide open horizons & dark(ish) skies of rural Fenland?

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Norfolk-ish has been up for consideration, I may open another couple of search areas.Threre are a couple of properties that you've linked to that I could consider. Looking at the Avex-Asso map the dark areas in Fen-Land are quite broken up.

One big advantage Norfolk has is lack of rain compared to Ceridigion. Mind you, as a landscape photographer Ceridigion does have other attractions.

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