Saturday, July 26, 2014

First Light in Noblesville, Assessing Light Pollution

I finally busted out my camera and tripod and took advantage of my very own backyard patio to get a lay of the land for our local light pollution.

It was a little hazy, which was no good for stargazing, but perfect to amplify the light pollution. Below are some photos showing the general direction, current horizon line (will change with construction), light domes, and foreground objects.

I'm lucky that my immediate neighbors on 3 sides so far are 1-story houses - whew! - I would hate to be boxed in on all sides by 2-stories.

noblesville light pollution
From my back patio facing South, f/5.6, 15 sec, ISO 1600, 18mm
noblesville light pollution
Back patio facing ESE, f/5.6, 15 sec, ISO 1600, 18mm

noblesville light pollution
Back patio facing SE, f/5.6, 15 sec, ISO 1600, 18mm

noblesville light pollution
Back patio facing WSW, f/5.6, 15 sec, ISO 1600, 18mm

noblesville light pollution
Front sidewalk facing North, f/5.6, 15 sec, ISO 1600, 18mm

noblesville light pollution
Roofline facing NW, f/5.6, 15 sec, ISO 1600, 18mm

noblesville light pollution
Front roof facing SE, f/5.6, 15 sec, ISO 1600, 18mm

noblesville light pollution
Roofline facing NW, f/5.6, 15 sec, ISO 1600, 18mm

noblesville light pollution
Pleiades and Hyades, front sidewalk facing ESE, f/5.6, 15 sec, ISO 1600, 18mm

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