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74068Re: [ccd-newastro] Light Pollution filter as luminance?

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  • stan_ccd
    Apr 22, 2014

      I'm sure you are doing nothing wrong (other than attempt to image from that site <g> ). 

      It is a good illustration of the effect of light pollution on broad-band objects (emission nebula are a completely different story). If your sky glow is mag 17/arcsec^2 (not atypical for semi-urban) then an object with brightness = [my sky] would be about 6 times dimmer than [your sky] and would require you to accumulate about 4x more signal in order to detect it. Objects dimmer than that require increasingly larger ratios for you to overcome.  That is not a good site for galaxies.


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