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Can you imagine the view of the sky from a city with all lights turned off?

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Hey guys,

 

I'm new here and thus question has been on my head all day. Tell me your thoughts! The light pollution is p******* me off!

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It would look the same as the view from a place with no lights!

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Get some distance from cities and big towns and see for yourself. 
https://www.lightpollutionmap.info/ will show you where you might get to, don’t worry about getting to totally dark, just outside the really bright bits. Should allow you to see the milkyway with no problems.  Binoculars will reveal countless strings of stars. end of summer into autumn is best as the milkyway stretches overhead.

I don’t get under those skies often and I am aware that “proper skies” can be another level “better”. The darker you go the easier it is to see stuff... of course remembering that the moon also ruins the views.

good luck on finding somewhere dark.

 

Peter

 

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Thanks for your replies all. This coming Sunday I will have bought a 10 inch Orion Europa beast. Wish me luck.

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We lost power in Cork following storm Ophelia- the sky cleared and was INCREDIBLE!!

I had to mind scared young kids, so no scope - but oh wow naked eye.

Oh to have gotten the scope out ... 🙄

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