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Nojus

Hi from Netherlands..

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Hello to everyone , I wish you clear sky , good communication and a new discoveries. Perhaps here are registered Astronomers from Netherlands? I am amateur astronomer  from the city of Dordrecht. We have bad (if not the worst in EU) sky here (5-8 Bortle),but still sometimes we're lucky too..

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I am near Schiphol, so plenty of light pollution and vapor trails from aircraft. But there are still a few good nights now and then.

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Yes,we're living in very light poluted place,in my beckyard is 8 according Bortle,but if I go 10 km away to the South of Dordrecht,I have Bortle 5,which is much better.The one more a bit better place closer to me :) (90km) is Zeeland,there you can have Bortle 4

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Hello Nojus and welcome, I'm lucky to have some pretty dark skies (for Dutch standards) on the Veluwe.

 

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Hi, welcome to SGL :smile:

As someone who lives on the edge of a large city I feel your pain. If there's no dark skies nearby there's not much you can do ☹️

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Hi Nojus welcome on this incredibly nice forum!

Yes, the light pollution in the Netherlands may very well be almost the worst in the world, on top of that the weather...
All in all a not so ideal situation for astronomy, but still no reason to not go for it. You will have to like a challenge, though.
I live about 10 kilometers west from Den Bosch, so not too far from you. If I can be of any help, please let me know.

Clear Skies (if you get them, my chances are good, too 😉)
 

 

 

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Welcome. Hope you have lots of fun despite the LP. (You’re not alone in having Bortle 8 skies. 😩😤)

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3 hours ago, Eastman said:

Hello Nojus and welcome, I'm lucky to have some pretty dark skies (for Dutch standards) on the Veluwe.

 

Lucky you,living in a middle of trees.. 🙂

 

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55 minutes ago, Waldemar said:

I live about 10 kilometers west from Den Bosch, so not too far from you

So,De Loonse en Drunense Duinen works for you...?

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Hi there! Friesland here, skies are not too bad (we have two Dark Sky Parks - Boschplaat and Lauwersmeer). But it really is an exception in The Netherlands.

I believe Zeeland has some reasonable skies, not too far from Dordt. If I remember correctly, there are star parties being organised there occasionally. Veel waarneemplezier!

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44 minutes ago, Waddensky said:

I believe Zeeland has some reasonable skies, not too far from Dordt. If I remember correctly, there are star parties being organised there occasionally. 

Hi,thanks,do you have some more information about those events ?

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16 minutes ago, Nojus said:

Hi,thanks,do you have some more information about those events ?

Here is a thread on the Dutch Astroforum about a location near Melissant (not quite Zeeland but not too far from Dordrecht either). Announcements about upcoming events are posted there.

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8 minutes ago, Waddensky said:

Here is a thread on the Dutch Astroforum about a location near Melissant 

Well,thank you and clear sky..

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Hi, Nojus, and welcome to SGL.

LP is (regrettably) part of astro-life these days ... we just have to make the best of the conditions we have/can get to.

Enjoy the journey.

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Hello Nojus and welcome to SGL

Shame about the light pollution but it will not affect planetary views 👍

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Hello and welcome. I have just joined again after a few years away. You will find this to be a really friendly and useful place to learn and meet some nice folks. 

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