Light Pollution : Responses and Remedies (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series) (2002. XII, 216 p. w. 41 b&w and 98 col. figs. 23,5 cm)

Light Pollution : Responses and Remedies (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series) (2002. XII, 216 p. w. 41 b&w and 98 col. figs. 23,5 cm)

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       xi
Light Old and New 1 (80)
The Limits of Human Vision 1 (27)
Light Pollution: the Problem Defined 28 (9)
Lights and More Lights 37 (30)
New Lamps for Old 67 (14)
Piercing the Veil: Techniques and Targets 81 (58)
Techniques 82 (6)
Targets 88 (6)
One Hundred Objects to Look for in 94 (45)
Moderately Light-Polluted Skies
Dark Future? 139(30)
Light Pollution: Solutions for the 142(27)
Twenty-First Century
Appendix 1 Information about Organisations 169(6)
Committed to Reducing Light Pollution
Appendix 2 Starry Starry Night 175(4)
Appendix 3 Recommendations for Good Light 179(8)
Control: the ILE Guidance Notes and the
NELPAG/IDA Good Neighbor Outdoor Lighting Advice
Appendix 4 Extracts from Articles on the Legal 187(6)
Aspect of Light Pollution
Appendix 5 Some Lighting Myths 193(6)
Appendix 6 Advice from IDA and CfDS on Seeking 199(4)
Action on Lighting and the Environment from
Local Authorities and Others
Appendix 7 Governmental Guidelines on Good 203(4)
Lighting Practice: Examples
Glossary of Terms 207(4)
Bibliography 211(4)
Index 215