Light pollution - nothing you can do?

14 years 2 weeks ago #25796 by Keith g
Light pollution - nothing you can do? was created by Keith g
Well actually there is! With such relief that I found this last night, I am under siege lately from 'problematic' neighbours with their on all night lights - this is a good way to keep you happy :D

www.cloudynights.com/item.php?item_id=556

Build a light shield!! Why I did'nt think of this earlier I don't know :?

You can make it from PVC pipes, as high as you like, lightweight, or fill with sand for the breeze, cheap, and place it where you want to.

Mine is going to be 8ft high!!!

Keith..

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14 years 2 weeks ago #25799 by Eirikg
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i was just out trying the 300d camera ;)

30 sec exposure, and :shock: i could see the light reflecting off the clouds. Not much u can do about the light that goes up, but light hitting right in your eyes while observing is maybe worce.

Thx for the link :) Will try this out.

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14 years 2 weeks ago #25801 by Keith g
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It's worth it I think Eirik!

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14 years 1 week ago #25921 by dave_lillis
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way to go Keith !!

Make it as big as possible. if they want the "unsightly" wall removed then they must remove the light :)

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14 years 1 week ago #25933 by Keith g
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if they want the "unsightly" wall removed then they must remove the light Smile


Damn right! It's nice to know you can fight back, I hope to get mine started this weekend!

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If a telescope can fit into your backyard it's too small. If you can't move it, it's too big." -- John Dobson

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14 years 1 week ago #25955 by JohnMurphy
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I like it. It probably also has a big effect on reducing any wind buffeting the scope during an exposure. Just make sure you weight down the feet sufficiently - you could maybe fill the feet pipes with old lead fishing weights and sand. Or for use on a grass surface use tent pegs to anchor the feet.

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14 years 1 week ago #25980 by Keith g
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You're right John, I'll fill mine with Sand :D

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If a telescope can fit into your backyard it's too small. If you can't move it, it's too big." -- John Dobson

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14 years 1 week ago #25988 by Seanie_Morris
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When you get it done Keith, take a photo and send into the Environment section of your Local Authority/County Council, to boost complaints against your neighbour.

By the way Keith, is this the same neighbour that was using the sodium street lamp from before, or was that another person on these boards??

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14 years 1 week ago #26000 by Keith g
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Hi Seanie, No it's another neighbour of mine this time, they are going to build on in their backgarden this summer, so I know what's coming.
The previous neighbout still has the sodium light on, but it's pointed downwards a bit now, and is not as bad.

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