Stargazing Viewing night sky in the middle of a major city

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Wouldn't do me any good. I live in the middle of a major city, and, the last time I looked at the night sky at my true local astronomical midnight, it looked like God had turned out the lights.
 

DaveC426913

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Wouldn't do me any good. I live in the middle of a major city...
As do I. But I prefer planets to stars. And it's not too bad for planets.

I'm lucky - I live right on the lake, which is to the south, so at least half my sky is relatively dark.
 

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As do I. But I prefer planets to stars. And it's not too bad for planets.

I'm lucky - I live right on the lake, which is to the south, so at least half my sky is relatively dark.
I'm attempting to do exoplanet transit light curves with two streetlights about 100 ft away in both directions. I can't even see M31 near zenith here. :frown:
 

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I'm attempting to do exoplanet transit light curves with two streetlights about 100 ft away
You will fail. Exoplanets are very far away. Much too far to transit in front of a streetlight.

: biggrin :
 

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You will fail. Exoplanets are very far away. Much too far to transit in front of a streetlight.

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Unless it's planet Mothra. :biggrin:
 

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