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66049Re: Sky Quality Meters

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  • astrokattner
    Oct 3, 2009
      I uploaded some pics in the Astrokattner folder on this forum for you to see how to do it.

      best regards,

      Ken

      --- In ccd-newastro@yahoogroups.com, "Christopher J Abissi" <cabissi@...> wrote:
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      > Ken,
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      > Interesting site. Have you any pictures of the sky quality meter
      > installation and how you weather proof it? Any general shots of your
      > observatory?
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      >
      > Chris A.
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      > From: ccd-newastro@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ccd-newastro@yahoogroups.com] On
      > Behalf Of astrokattner
      > Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 12:29 AM
      > To: ccd-newastro@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [ccd-newastro] Re: Sky Quality Meters
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      > As everyone says, you will do better with the L version. I have the LE
      > version permanently mounted and the Knightware software running each night
      > and uploaded live to the internet. Works great, haven't touched it in
      > months. you can see it here:
      >
      > www.putmanmountainobservatory.com
      >
      > clear skies,
      >
      > Ken
      >
      > --- In ccd-newastro@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ccd-newastro%40yahoogroups.com>
      > , "astromahoney" <pj.mahoney@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi,
      > >
      > > I am thinking of buying a sky quality meter and have been looking at the
      > SQM and the SQM-L meters. I am a bit confused as to which one to purchase.
      > >
      > > The info on the SQM-L quotes "The SQM-L is better suited for astronomy and
      > dark sky enthusiasts. It has a lens to narrow the field of view so that
      > street lights and buildings or trees do not affect the reading very much".
      > >
      > > But I thought that it would be necessary to include any street light etc.,
      > pollution to get a more accurate reading. Or probably I'm not understanding
      > the proper use of the meter.
      > >
      > > Can anyone put me right please....
      > >
      > > Regards to all,
      > >
      > > Paul
      > > London, UK
      > >
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