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Post by mutleyeng »

was wondering if anyone has come across any trick ideas to help identify local dark sky sites using the internet.
night satellite images coupled with ability to overlay maps could be a really useful tool?
perhaps there are sites detailing light polution figures?
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was wondering if anyone has come across any trick ideas to help identify local dark sky sites using the internet.
night satellite images coupled with ability to overlay maps could be a really useful tool?
perhaps there are sites detailing light polution figures?
Yes, the site is http://www.inquinamentoluminoso.it/dmsp/index.html
A bit of a dog's breakfast of a site, and some of the links don't work as they should, but you should be able to extract the information you want. The work of this Italian group is used in the Philip's Dark Sky Map, which is widely used on websites (with permission) such as http://www.astroadventures.co.uk
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The CPRE light pollution map page might also be worth a look. You can download PDFs of different parts of the UK.
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Post by mutley »

thanks guys,
bought a copy of the philips map now
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