Favourite low-light-pollution spots

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RebeccaM
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Favourite low-light-pollution spots

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Can anyone nominate their favourite spots in the UK for star gazing with minimum light pollution? I am a journalist writing an article for fellow novice astronomers, and I'd like to mention some specific areas where you might get a better look than others. Many thanks.

(I posted this in a different thread but Joe helpfully suggested I make it a new topic - ta)

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North Devon. Superb.

failing that, West coast of Scotland.

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Hi Phil,

Many thanks! Look forward to trying one of these when I next escape the Big Smoke.

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Philip's have produced a dark sky map of the UK which will help you. Or you can look at the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England's site here which has regional maps indicating the level of light pollution.

Hope this helps.

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Post by ando »

Definatly not manchester :D althaugh like phil said scotland
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Post by Geoff »

Chatton - Northumberland was fantastic about 3 weeks ago. So many stars in Cassiopia, and it was hard to see the W, and am ashamed to say, could not find the Plough for stars.
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Post by Lawrie »

The problem is not just places where there is no light pollution but where you can find one which has reliably frequent clear skies too.
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Post by barf »

Seamer village, outside of Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Theres a caravan / camp site (arosa i think its called) where me and the wife would go before our son was born. Its the only place i have ver seen the milky way from, before moving to my present home. Its not completely dark, but its on the right track!

Another nice site near me is Naburn Lock, but its a big canal junction - requires a LOT of care, easy to fall in when your looking up!



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Post by DeepSkyObserver »

The south west coast of the Isle of Wight's pretty dark, too.

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