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Dark Skies
Star Parties
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Light Pollution
Astronomers are always looking for darks skies to view and photograph celestial objects. Light pollution washes out the sky and makes it difficult to see deep space objects.
If you are using a telescope to view or image objects in the night sky it is a good idea to find the darkest spot you can. Imaging with a webcam is a great hobby More and more astronomy enthusiasts are discovering that webcams are in inexpensive way to capture great images on objects in the night sky.
If you are looking for a telescope be sure to check out the following teh telescop site first.
The Telescope Site
  Webcam Astronomy
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LIght Pollution Map of the USA


The dark areas are the best place to view the stars, milky way, and deep space objects.

Click here for a light pollution map of the eastern United States

As you can see from this light pollution map of the United States most of the light pollution is in the eastern half of the US. There is also a band of light pollution along the west coast.



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