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Sunny Phil    249
Sunny Phil

I found it interesting. I can relate to the feeling of too many stars, as I find it an issue when photographing the night sky from suburbia.

 

It's been very rare that I've experienced a truly dark site without any clouds. One of my most memorable occasions was seeing the Magellanic Clouds from the Chilean coast.

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Smithysteve    648
Smithysteve

Nice one Pete, 👍 Wow!

What an awe inspiring read! 

The darkest sky I have had the pleasure of witnessing was in Devon a few years back... It was hard that night to pick out the familiar constellations for the abundance of stars. 

Is there anywhere in Britain that could be called a 'really dark set'. Northumberlands parks, Scotland maybe?

it make you want to go to one to experience the full grandeur of the awesome Milky Way, naked eye and with bins etc...

cheers!

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Tweedledee    1,581
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1 hour ago, Smithysteve said:

Nice one Pete, 👍 Wow!

What an awe inspiring read! 

The darkest sky I have had the pleasure of witnessing was in Devon a few years back... It was hard that night to pick out the familiar constellations for the abundance of stars. 

Is there anywhere in Britain that could be called a 'really dark set'. Northumberlands parks, Scotland maybe?

it make you want to go to one to experience the full grandeur of the awesome Milky Way, naked eye and with bins etc...

cheers!

Thanks Steve, I enjoyed it too. 

 

I was in awe at the pristine skies at Studfold campsite at EMS4 in the Yorkshire Dales last year. The brighter Messiers were visible to the naked eye and the milky way was superb. Just a joy to behold with the sky so transparent and everything easy to see. EMS4 was not quite as good as the view from above the cloud level on Mount Teide in Tenerife. I reckon Mount Teide must have been well past mag 7 to the naked eye. :)

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BAZ    751
BAZ

It just shows you what we are missing with ours skies, when you can see them that is. A nice read Pete, I would love to live somewhere like that.

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Tweedledee    1,581
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22 minutes ago, BAZ said:

It just shows you what we are missing with ours skies, when you can see them that is. A nice read Pete, I would love to live somewhere like that.

Studfold was good but still subject to UK clouds.

 

Above the clouds on Tenerife is a hotel called Parador Canadas del Teide. They have a 25" F4 Dob and a 10" Newt for stargazing customers to use. :)

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