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Just found this. https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/amp/49836623
Let's hope it is a success and the good folk of Switzerland enjoy some clear dark skies.
I gave a demonstration/workshop at my local Astro Group* about a simple way of removing light pollution from an Astro Photo.
The description I gave was deliberately for beginners, using a wide angle tripod shot photo and using one of the easiest packages to get to grips with (Paint.net).
The attached pdf covers the basic technique.
I'd appreciate any feedback on it.
* The Mid Cheshire Astronomical Group - all welcome, we meet on the last Friday of the Month.
Congratulations to Welsh photographer Alyn Wallace for getting National Geographic Photo Of The Day for these pictures of the Elan Valley night sky.
The Campaign To Protect Rural England are running another star survey to monitor the spread of Light Pollution- details here:
TAKE PART: 2 February - 23 February
Help us reclaim our dark skies
Dark, starry skies are one of the most magical sights the countryside can offer. But light pollution means many of us can’t see the stars. We want to reconnect people with the wonder of our glorious night skies.
You can take part in #StarCount2019 and help us map light pollution, to ensure more of us can enjoy the most magical sight the countryside has to offer.
Our Star Count will take place this February, when we’ll be asking you to look up at the night sky and tell us how many you can see in Orion. You can do this from anywhere in England.
The results will help us to create a new map to show how light pollution affects everybody’s views of the night sky.