Light Pollution: Responses and Remedies (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)
By: Bob Mizon (author)Paperback
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Light-pollution is the modern scourge of optical astronomy. More and more observing sites are being lost as the glare of city lighting blots out the night sky. Professional astronomical observatories are located far from cities, but amateur astronomers often do not have this luxury.This book considers the two available strategies open to astronomers - get rid of the light pollution by lobbying Authorities and Standards Organisations, and minimise its effects by using the correct instrumentation. The book contains an extensive detailed catalogue of deep-sky and other objects that - despite what one might believe - can be seen from variously light-polluted sites, for practical observers.
Introduction.- Part 1. Light old and new: The limits of human vision. Light pollution: the problem defined. Lights and more lights. New lamps for old.- Part 2. Piercing the veil: techniques and targets. Techniques. Targets.- Part 3. Dark future?: Light pollution: solutions for the twenty-first century.- Appendix 1: Information about organizations committed to reducing light pollution.- Appendix 2: Starry Starry Night.- Appendix 3: Recommendations for good light control: the ILE guidance notes and the NELPAG/IDA. Good Neighbor Outdoor Lighting advice.- Appendix 4: Extracts from articles on the legal aspect of light polllution.- Appendix 5: Some lighting myths (IDA).- Appendix 6: Advice from CfDS and IDA on seeking local authority action on lighting and the environment.- Appendix 7: Governmental guidelines on good lighting practice: examples.- Glossary of terms.- Bibliography.- Index.
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