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My house is 0.29 according to VIRS 2017. ATLAS 2015 gives me 21.88 SQM. I also travel 1.5 - 1.75hrs each way to work though so the dark skies cost me...
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:54 PM
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My house is 0.29 according to VIRS 2017. ATLAS 2015 gives me 21.88 SQM. I also travel 1.5 - 1.75hrs each way to work though so the dark skies cost me...
How's the internet connection out that way?
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:57 PM
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Just got fixed wireless NBN a few months ago which is good enough for me. We're on a "unlimited data", 25mbps/5mbps plan and I get about that every time I've tested it.
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Old 05-12-2017, 07:18 PM
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Home - off the Bortle scale shocking.

Family property in QLD - so dark Bortle doesn't register. With no moon, you honestly feel like you are swimming in dark.
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Old 05-12-2017, 07:30 PM
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New home (from Jan 2018)-below 1.80, may be as low as around 0.30 (depends where we will settle initially). Happy days!

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Old 05-12-2017, 10:05 PM
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My place at Narangba according to the website is 1.33.
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Old 06-12-2017, 12:47 AM
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Should I be changing hobby
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24.05, about to increase significantly once new tram station is opened. We're moving soon but theres a giant sodium lamp in front of the house.
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:46 AM
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Yeah, these values a bit dodgy i reckon. But Hastings, pretty high. New place at Tamleugh .13
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Old 06-12-2017, 01:47 PM
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24.05, about to increase significantly once new tram station is opened. We're moving soon but theres a giant sodium lamp in front of the house.
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:35 PM
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Sippy Downs Sunshine Coast Queensland - 6.22
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Home .53 outskirts of Launceston. At the shack .22 quite dark.
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:31 PM
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I remember Sippy Downs all too well - absolute nightmare, especially if the target was over the uni sports field when something was on.

Otherwise, the HUNDREDS of sodium vapour lamps contributed to nothing but mess.
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Old 06-12-2017, 08:31 PM
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Ok, just checked the ASV darksite reading as .14. Being only .01 worse than my new place, i'd say the readings are not quite right
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Old 06-12-2017, 10:00 PM
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:50 PM
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0.13 at my site. Or 21.5-21.9 on an SQM.
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:14 AM
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:49 AM
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0.13 at my site. Or 21.5-21.9 on an SQM.
+1 for relying on the SQM, which is 20.9 on a good night at my obs. Bretti reaches 21.7 -21.8. However, the SQM, being so sensitive, can actually produce lower reading because of the overhead Milky Way light pollution. I kid you not, at certain times of the year, SQM readings can be affected by the Milky Way.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:04 AM
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My house is 10 using VIIRS 2017 or 11 using VIIRS 2016 or 19.91mag /arcsec^2 using Atlas 2015. For a site on the southern highlands it's 0.33, 0.15, 21.75. For my mates place at Bungonia it's 0.16, 0.00, 21.93. Of course I aspire to a 22.00 site at >1000m with no wind or jetstream. Ohh ... and not too cold.
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