Astronomy in Chile - Light Pollution

Light Pollution

  • Light Pollution Office (OPCC): depends on the Comision Nacional de Medio Ambiente (CONAMA) and the international observatories.
  • IDA-Chile: National section of the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA).

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Naked Eye in Astronomy
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... are either adversely affected by light pollution at night or can only function effectively either during or as the consequence of nightly darkness ... in higher animals, amphibians, and insects, which are all affected in various ways if light pollution occurs in their environment ... These are not merely photobiological phenomena light pollution acts by interrupting critical dark-requiring processes ...
Light Pollution - Reduction - Re-designing Lighting Plans
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Bortle Dark-Sky Scale
... the astronomical observability of celestial objects and the interference caused by light pollution and skyglow ... with 12.5" reflector) Description 1 Excellent dark-sky site black 7.6–8.0 19 at best Zodiacal light, gegenschein, zodiacal band visible M33 direct vision naked-eye object Scorpius and ... structured summer Milky Way distinctly yellowish zodiacal light bright enough to cast shadows at dusk and dawn clouds only visible as dark holes surroundings still only ...

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