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Welcome to Leeds - light pollution city

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Welcome to Leeds - light pollution city

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.

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Leeds Lasers vs. Mars viewing?

Gifted to us by "intellects [small] and cool and unsympathetic..."

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

Any more?

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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.

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featured on BBC "click"

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  

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Thanks Robin.

Coming to a city near you... argh!!!

Clear skies - or - how do I take up radio astronomy...?

    Alex.

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Radio astronomy

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

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Radio astronomy

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.

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Understood

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