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Stargazing Viewing night sky in the middle of a major city

  1. Jun 24, 2012 #1
    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.
     
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  3. Jun 24, 2012 #2

    DaveC426913

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    Re: Planning to buy a first telescope?

    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.
     
  4. Jun 24, 2012 #3

    Drakkith

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    Re: Planning to buy a first telescope?

    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:
     
  5. Jun 25, 2012 #4

    DaveC426913

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    Re: Planning to buy a first telescope?

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

    : biggrin :
     
  6. Jun 25, 2012 #5

    Drakkith

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    Re: Planning to buy a first telescope?

    Unless it's planet Mothra. :biggrin:
     
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