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  • #574767
    Alex Pratt
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    The cloudy weather isn’t my only hindrance this week. I live over 6 miles outside Leeds but they’re doing Leeds Light Night, which includes Laser Light City – meaning that for the last couple of nights lasers have been illuminating the clouds, causing hundreds of false captures on my video meteor systems!    🙁

    https://whatson.leeds.gov.uk/lightnight/all-events/laser-light-city

    Come back Starlink, all is forgiven!

    Let’s hope this Council-promoted light pollution finishes tomorrow – and watch out if it comes near you. Chance of some clearer skies tonight.

         Alex.

    #583276
    Ray Emery
    Participant

    Gifted to us by “intellects [small] and cool and unsympathetic…”

    #583277
    Paul Leyland
    Participant

    Oh my god, it’s not full of stars!

    Any more?

    #583278
    Alex Pratt
    Participant

    Beam me up, Scotty!

    It’s only a temporary art display, but at least Members are aware of it in case it tours the country to ‘delight’ you all.   🙂

         Alex.

    #583279
    Robin Leadbeater
    Participant

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000nysp

    at 22min 43sec

    Advisory –  not suitable for astronomers of a nervous disposition or those with high blood pressure  

    #583280
    Alex Pratt
    Participant

    Thanks Robin.

    Coming to a city near you… argh!!!

    Clear skies – or – how do I take up radio astronomy…?

        Alex.

    #583281
    Paul Leyland
    Participant

    I would recommend doing so in a wavelength which isn’t completely drowned out by man-made pollution …

    #583282
    Alex Pratt
    Participant

    Thanks Paul,

    ‘Radio astronomy’ was a tongue in cheek comment in case anyone despairs of such laser displays becoming more frequent and disrupting our observing programmes.

    Cheers,

         Alex.

    #583283
    Paul Leyland
    Participant

    My response was about as serious as your question.  The ellipsis was intended as a clue.

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