light pollution

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brian livesey
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light pollution

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:wink: Back in the 1960s, I knew a chap (no, it wasn't me,Officer!)equipped with a 8.5" Newtonian and an air-rifle to go with it. The latter was regularly used to knock out an offending street-light. The Highways Dept must have thought it was the work of vandals,not of an irrate star-gazer. Mind you,I'm not suggesting that we should do the same,but it is tempting,isn't it?
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